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​Killing Eve Stars Jodie Comer And Sandra Oh Go Head To Head In Emmy Nominations

Jess Hardiman

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​Killing Eve Stars Jodie Comer And Sandra Oh Go Head To Head In Emmy Nominations

Featured Image Credit: BBC

The nominations for this year's Emmy Awards have been announced ahead of September's ceremony, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge's hugely popular spy thriller series Killing Eve has received a nod, with co-stars Jodie Comer And Sandra Oh both nominated for Best Actress in a Drama Series.

The series also received nominations for Best Drama Series and Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Fiona Shaw), while another Waller-Bridge-penned series, Fleabag, also appeared on the listings, for Best Comedy Series and Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (PW-B herself).

Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Fleabag. Credit: Amazon Prime
Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Fleabag. Credit: Amazon Prime

Actors Ken Jeong and D'Arcy Carden announced who and what would be up for the accolades this year in a presentation streamed live from the Wolf Theatre at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center in North Hollywood.

The long-awaited second season of Killing Eve was released in April in America, before it hit UK screens in June.

The show has been a huge hit with viewers both sides of the pond, and has already scooped up countless awards this year - including Sandra Oh's Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series and a whopping three BAFTAs for Best Drama Series, Best Leading Actress (Jodie Comer) and Best Supporting Actress (Fiona Shaw).

Fiona Shaw, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Jodie Comer with the Killing Eve BAFTAs. Credit: PA
Fiona Shaw, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Jodie Comer with the Killing Eve BAFTAs. Credit: PA

Jodie Comer, who plays Villanelle, told the BBC the success of the show had been something of a surprise, saying the positive response from fans has been 'really lovely'.

"The reaction to season one was insane and unexpected," Comer said.

"We all believed in the show and were so passionate when making it but you can never second guess how the audience is going to take it.

"The response was enormous; there were some incredible Villanelle Halloween costumes and fan art. I've never been part of a show that's had such an amazing reaction so it's been really lovely."

Jodie Comer as Villanelle. Credit: BBC
Jodie Comer as Villanelle. Credit: BBC

Comer added of the show: "I want the audience to come away having had fun and having enjoyed it. Our show doesn't have a huge message to the world, and that's probably why people enjoy it so much. They can escape through it and live through the characters, having fun with it."

This year's Emmy Awards ceremony will take place on 22 September at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, where it took place in 2018.

FOX will be broadcasting the show for those Stateside (8-11pm ET) and (5-8pm PT), but sadly no UK channels have said they will be streaming the show. Don't worry, though, we'll be keeping you updated!

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Killing Eve, Jodie Comer

Jess Hardiman
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