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Saturday, July 12, 2014

In the Running for an Emmy

NEIL CROSS, writer of our favorite crime series, is up for an Emmy award.

The England-born author and screenwriter, who now calls Wonderful Wellington his home, has been nominated for outstanding writing for a mini-series, movie or dramatic special for his writing of LUTHER, the BBC crime drama he created.

It is up against American Horror Story, Coven, Fargo, Sherlock, The Normal Heart, and Treme in the same category.

My opinion is that it will be a toss-up between Sherlock and Luther, both having brilliant and iconic lead actors.  But, on the basis of the second series of Sherlock, Luther should be far and away the winner.  Instead of sagging in interest in the sequels, Luther became even more compelling.

Neil Cross also writes excellent crime fiction, in short, increasingly addictive sentences.

The Emmy winners will be announced next month.


Kiwicraig said...

I've heard terrific things about Treme as well Joan - I believe it's written by one of the guys behind The Wire. Will be interesting to see if Luther gets any Emmy love this time around - these things are a bit of a crapshoot. Some good shows there.

Joan Druett said...

I obviously don't watch enough TV. I've just gone through the complete Emmy nomination list and it was like a foreign country.