Battle of the Brits as Idris Elba, Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch go head-to-head for Emmy


Idris Elba, Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hiddleston will all compete against each other at this year's Emmys.

The actors are nominated for best lead actor in a limited series or movie for their roles in Luther, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride and The Night Manager respectively.

Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock

It is a coup for the Brits as the top dramas make up more than half the category, in a year when UK stars dominate the nominations.

Game Of Thrones has received the most nominations for this year's Emmys, and will go head-to-head with Downton Abbey for outstanding drama series.

Tom Hiddleston has been nominated for his acclaimed role in The Night Manager (Des Willie/The Ink Factory/BBC)

The Sky Atlantic fantasy received 23 nominations, edging out The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, which earned 22 nominations.

Thrones' British cast members Kit Harington, Maisie Williams, Emilia Clarke and Lena Headey are all nominated for supporting roles in the drama category.

Kit Harington as Jon Snow in Game Of Thrones

The trio of actresses will take on Maggie Smith for her role as the Dowager Countess in Downton.

James Corden's Late, Late Show is nominated for outstanding talk series.

Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess

The 68th Emmy Awards take place in Los Angeles on September 18.