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.