Britain, Brazil each receive 6 Int'l Emmy nods

Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Britain and Brazil share the lead for International Emmy nominations with six apiece, including two for the BBC anthology "Accused."

"Accused" is nominated for best drama, with Sean Bean getting a best actor nod for an episode about a school teacher and transvestite caught up in a crime of passion. Sheridan Smith is contending for best actress for "Mrs. Biggs," about the wife of 1963 Great Train Robbery fugitive Ronnie Biggs.

Brazil's Marcos Palmeira for "Mandrake Especial" and Fernanda Montenegro for "Sweet Mother" also received acting nominations.

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced Monday a total of 36 nominees from 19 countries in nine categories. The winners will be announced at a Nov. 25 ceremony in New York.

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