Nominations for the 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, to be broadcast Sept. 16 on Fox, were announced Thursday morning. Here are the major races in the miniseries or TV-movie field.Lead Actress in a Miniseries or TV-movie:Queen Latifah (Life Support)Helen Mirren (Prime Suspect: The Final Act)Mary-Louise Parker (The Robber Bride)Debra Messing (The Starter Wife)Gena Rowlands (What If God Were the Sun)Lead Actor in a Miniseries or TV-movie:Robert Duvall (Broken Trail)Tom Selleck (Jesse Stone: Sea Change)Jim Broadbent (Longford)William H. Macy (Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King)Matthew Perry (The Ron Clark Story)Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or TV-movie:Greta Scacchi (Broken Trail)Anna Paquin (Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee)Samantha Morton (Longford)Judy Davis (The Starter Wife)Toni Collette (Tsunami: The Aftermath)Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or TV-movie:Thomas Haden Church (Broken Trail)August Schellenberg (Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee) Aidan Qui...
Even without the accents, you'd know The State Within (Feb. 17, 18 and 24 at 9 pm/ET on BBC America) was a British spy thriller for one reason: The hero doesn't pick up a gun until the final night, and he never fires it.
Which doesn't mean there isn't a high body count in this frighteningly smart three-part miniseries. The State Within, from the BBC but set mostly in Washington, D.C., is one of those bloody exercises in paranoid conspiracy where you wonder if any of the good guys — such as they ambiguously are — will survive to the end of the story.
"This makes Watergate look like a parking violation," says one of the players in this nightmare scenario, which begins when a passenger plane heading to England explodes after takeoff from Dulles Airport. The cause: a bomb, with a British Muslim implicated.
Handling the diplomatic fallout is British Ambassad