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Bob Hoskins and Helena Bonham Carter among International Emmy nominees

Bob Hoskins in The Street

Story by Jack Foley

BOB Hoskins and Helena Bonham Carter are among a clutch of British talent recognised with nominatons at the International Emmys.

Bob Hoskins (pictured) has been shortlisted in the best actor category for his role as a reformed alcoholic in BBC1 drama The Street, while the programme itself is nominated for best drama.

And Helena Bonham Carter makes the best actress shortlist for her portrayal of children’s author Enid Blyton in the biopic Enid.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in New York on November 22, 2010.

In total, nine British shows or talent were nominated, with another BBC drama, the war-time saga Small Island also nominated for best TV movie/mini-series.

Channel 4 landed two nominations, for Peep Show in the best comedy category and Heston’s Feasts, for best non-scripted entertainment.

CBBC’s Shaun the Sheep, meanwhile, is in the running for the children and young people category.

Simon Cowell, of X-Factor fame, will also receive a special Emmy founders award at the ceremony, which will be hosted by actor Jason Priestly.

The International Emmys honour excellence in TV production outside the US.