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BBC TV's Wolf Hall nominated for Primetime Emmy award

Wolf Hall has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy award.

The BBC show, based on the award-winning historical novels by Hilary Mantel, which starred Damian Lewis as King Henry VIII and Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell has been nominated for Outstanding Limited Series.

Downton Abbey also earned a nomination in the Outstanding Drama Series category at the 67th annual Primetime Emmy awards.

Downton became the most nominated non-US show in Emmy history after just two seasons. After five seasons, the show has now gained 50 Emmy nominations and 13 wins.

Others nominated in the category include Better Call Saul, Game of Thrones, Homeland, House of Cards, Mad Men and Orange Is The New Black.

Downton picked up two further nominations, for supporting actor (Jim Carter) and supporting actress (Joanne Froggatt).

Wolf Hall will face competition from American Crime, American Horror Story, Oliver Kitteride, and another BBC show, The Honourable Woman.

Mark Rylance got a nomination in the category Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie.

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