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Britain leads the way in nominations for International Emmys and Kids Awards

British television once again scored the highest number of nominations for the International Emmys, picking up a total of seven when they were announced yesterday, and four in the first ever Kids Awards.

Two of those nominations came in the category for Best Comedy, with Absolutely Fabulous, directed by Mandie Fletcher, going up against Ben Taylor's Spy, along with one programme from Brazil and another from Belgium.

Queen: Days of Our Lives, directed by Matt O'Casey, is nominated in the Arts Programming category, whilst Charlie Russell's Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die is up for Best Documentary. Black Mirror, the three-part series directed by Otto Bathurst, Euros Lyn and Brian Welsh, has been selected in the TV Movie/Miniseries category.

Also nominated are actor Jason Isaacs (Case Histories) and Joanna Vanderham for The Runaway. The winners will be announced Nov. 19 at a ceremony at the Hilton New York Hotel.

Meanwhile, in the inaugural International Emmys: Kids Awards, Britain again led the way with four nominations in total.

Octonauts, directed by Darragh O'Connell, was chosen for Best Pre-school Programme, and the Mic Graves-directed The Amazing World of Gumball will contend for the Animation award. Victoria Bell's My Autism and Me (A Newsround Special) is up for Best Factual, and finally, in the TV Movie Miniseries category, John Hay's Lost Christmas is amongst the nominees.

The International Emmy Kids Awards will be presented on Feb. 8, 2013 in New York City.