Homeland star up for Golden Globe

Knutsford Guardian: Homeland's Damian Lewis is up for an acting honour at the Golden Globes Homeland's Damian Lewis is up for an acting honour at the Golden Globes

Homeland star Damian Lewis has been nominated for a Golden Globe for his portrayal of US soldier Nicholas Brody in the hit show.

The star, who also appeared in Band Of Brothers, is listed in the best actor in a television drama series category alongside other big names including Mad Men's Jon Hamm and Boardwalk Empire's Steve Buscemi.

His Homeland co-star, Claire Danes, faces competition from Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery in the race to be named the best actress in a television drama series.

ITV's costume drama hit is also nominated for the best television drama series along with US shows including Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad and Homeland.

The BBC show, Episodes, is nominated for best television comedy series.

BBC drama The Hour is shortlisted for the best miniseries or motion picture made for TV, along with The Girl which starred Sienna Miller as actress Tippi Hedren and Toby Jones as Alfred Hitchcock.

That performance saw Toby nominated for best actor in a miniseries or motion picture made for TV, along with Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch and Clive Owen for his role in Hemingway and Gellhorn.

Sienna is nominated for the best actress in a miniseries or motion picture made for TV for her performance and took her place on a shortlist including Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Jessica Lange and Sigourney Weaver.

Dame Maggie Smith is up for her performance in Downton Abbey, for the best supporting actress in a miniseries or motion picture made for TV.

The 70th annual Golden Globe Awards will be held in Los Angeles on January 13.

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