Luther Creator up for an Emmy

Neil Cross, the Wellington-based English screenwriter and novelist figures among the Emmy nominations announced in the United States, up for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special for the third season of Luther, a BBC crime series about a troubled Detective Inspector.

It’s the second Emmy nomination for Cross for Luther having also received one for series two.

Luther is also nominated for Outstanding Miniseries or a Movie and its leading man Idris Elba is up for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie.

Cross faces stiff competition in his category from the writers of American Horror Story: Coven, Fargo, Sherlock: His Last Vow, The Normal Heart and Treme.

His latest novel Always the Sun was published earlier this year.

Among other Emmy nominations, long-running show The Amazing Race hosted and produced by New Zealander Phil Keoghan has received its 12th nomination for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program, a category it has previously won nine times.

Original article by The New Zealand Herald, July 11, 2014.

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