'Accused' gets International Emmy drama nod

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Posted: Oct 07, 2011 2:05 PM
'Accused' gets International Emmy drama nod

The British TV crime series "Accused" has been nominated for an International Emmy for best drama, replacing "Sherlock" which was withdrawn from the competition due to a rules violation.

"Sherlock," a contemporary version of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries, was among the nominees announced Monday.

It was subsequently determined that "Sherlock" had also been entered by Boston public television station WGBH for a Primetime Emmy Award in the U.S.

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said Friday that rules bar a program from being entered into the two Emmy competitions in the same year.

It's the second International Emmy nomination for "Accused." Christopher Eccleston received a best actor nod for his role in the anthology in which each episode tells the story of how an individual came to be on trial for a crime.