Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch nominated for Outstanding Actor gong at the 2012 Emmy Awards
The actor, 35, will go up against fellow Brit Idris Elba - who plays the title character in Luther - along with American stars including Woody Harrelson and Kevin Costner.
Benedict's Sherlock co-star Martin Freeman has been nominated for an Outstanding Supporting Actor award for his role as Dr John Watson.
US shows Mad Men and American Horror Story come top of the shortlist with 17 nods each, but British series Downton Abbey is close behind with an impressive 16.
Other shows that have been recognised include Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, the US remake of Shameless and American Idol.