Britain well represented at Television Awards in the US

Thursday May 23, 2013

Damian Lewis and Benedict Cumberbatch are among the British stars flying the flag at the 2013 American Critics' Choice Television Awards.

The two actors, who have already picked up numerous awards, have been honoured with nominations for their performances in Homeland and BBC mini-series Parade's End, respectively.

Damian, whose Homeland co-star Claire Danes is also nominated, faces competition for best actor from fellow Brit Andrew Lincoln, Kevin Spacey, Bryan Cranston, Timothy Olyphant and Matthew Rhys.

Benedict will battle it out against Behind The Candelabra stars Michael Douglas andMatt Damon, as well as Toby Jones, Al Pacino and Dominic West in the best actor in a movie or mini-series field.

Sienna Miller and Imelda Staunton have received nods for their portrayal of Tippi Hedren and Alfred Hitchcock's wife Alma Reville in the BBC and HBO TV drama The Girl, while Romola Garai and Rebecca Hall compete for best actress in a movie or mini-series.

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and TV presenter Cat Deeley face each other for best reality host.

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