Dazzling on the red carpet in LA, Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery and Joanne Froggatt could hardly contain their excitement about the 64th Emmy Awards, which take place on Sunday night.
Joanne, who plays servant Anna Bates in the show, spoke for Michelle and herself when she said they were "loving every minute" of the buzz the awards have created.
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The ceremony, whose status continues to grow and grow, will see some of the UK's best-loved TV stars hope to take home a prestigious award.
Flying the flag for Britain are ITV's Downton Abbey and BBC's Sherlock, whose star actors and actresses are up for several top titles.
The costume drama kick-started Emmys fever in July when it received 16 nominations, only one shy of US drama Mad Men which leads the field with 17.
Michelle is up for outstanding lead actress, for her role as Lady Mary Crawley, Joanne for supporting actress and Hugh Bonneville in the running for outstanding lead actor.
Hugh remained sceptical about his chances in the tough category, which also includes British actor Damian Lewis for his role in Homeland, and claimed "if I win in my category, I will eat my own toe."
Hugh's co-stars Brendan Coyle, who stars as valet John Bates, and Jim Carter, who plays the butler Carson, will go head to head for the title of outstanding supporting actor in a drama series.
Meanwhile Sherlock stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are also hoping to walk away with an award from what is often described as the Oscars of television. The pair are in the running for outstanding lead actor and outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries or a movie respectively.
Benedict described the support and attention from fans as being "overwhelming" and looked equally as excited about proceedings as the ladies from Downton.
Other British TV talent that has been recognised is celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver, whose show, Food Revolution, could take the title of outstanding reality programme, London-born Emma Thompson and presenter Cat Deeley.
2012 Emmy Award Nominations
- Outstanding Drama Series
Game of Thrones
- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Glenn Close in Damages
Michelle Dockery in Downton Abbey
Julianna Margulies in The Good Wife
Kathy Bates in Harry’s Law
Clare Danes in Homeland
Elisabeth Moss in Mad Men
- Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi in Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall in Dexter
Damian Lewis in Homeland
Jon Hamm in Mad Men
Hugh Bonneville in Downton Abbey
- Supporting Actress
Anna Gunn in Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith in Downton Abbey
Joanne Froggatt in Downton Abbey
Archie Panjabi in The Good Wife
Christine Baranski in The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks in Mad Men
- Supporting Actor
Aaron Paul in Breaking Bad
Giancarlo Esposito in Breaking Bad
Brendan Coyle in Downton Abbey
Jim Carter in Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage in Game of Thrones
Jared Harris in Mad Men
- Miniseries or TV Movie
Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia
American Horror Story
Hatfields & McCoys
Hemingway & Gellhorn
- Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Emma Thompson in The Song of Lunch
Connie Britton in American Horror Story
Julianne Moore in Game Change
Nicole Kidman in Hemingway & Gellhorn
Ashley Judd in Missing
- Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Idris Elba in Luther
Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia
Woody Harrelson in Game Change
Kevin Costner in Hatfields & McCoys
Bill Paxton in Hatfields & McCoys
Clive Owen in Hemingway & Gellhorn
- Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Curb Your Enthusiasm
- Comedy Actor
Jim Parsons in The Big Bang Theory
Larry David in Curb Your Enthusiasm
Don Cheadle in House of Lies
Louis C.K. in Louie
Alec Baldwin in 30 Rock
Jon Cryer in Two and a Half Men
- Comedy Actress
Lena Dunham in Girls
Melissa McCarthy in Mike & Molly
Zooey Deschanel in New Girl
Edie Falco in Nurse Jackie
Amy Poehler in Parks and Recreation
Tina Fey in 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Veep
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