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Why hasn’t Law & Order: UK been submitted for Emmy consideration?

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  • sorcery
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    Ever since the mothership’s cancellation, we’ve actually been left with two L&O series. One is NBC’s Guest Star Theatre hosted by Mariska Hargitay. The other is Law & Order: UK, which airs on BBC America in the United States.

    I think it’s a very strong show, even though many (most?) of the episodes are remakes of the original. Even so, why hasn’t it been submitted in the performing categories, for example? Was it ruled ineligible or something?

    Though if the mothership couldn’t even get in for its excellent final seasons perhaps BBC America doesn’t see the point of submitting?

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    That Don Guy
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    Eligibility Rule 7:
    “Foreign television production is ineligible unless it is the result of a co-production (both financially and creatively) between U.S. and foreign partners, which precedes the start of production, and has a commitment to be shown on U.S. television prior to the start of production.”

    I don’t think Law & Order: UK is co-produced with any company in the USA.

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    BamaEd75
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    …One is NBC’s Guest Star Theatre hosted by Mariska Hargitay.

    haha, I do love that quote. It is so very true.

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    Daniel Montgomery
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    Eligibility Rule 7:
    “Foreign television production is ineligible unless it is the result of a co-production (both financially and creatively) between U.S. and foreign partners, which precedes the start of production, and has a commitment to be shown on U.S. television prior to the start of production.”

    I don’t think Law & Order: UK is co-produced with any company in the USA.

    I’ve always wondered about this rule, because “Doctor Who” has never been eligible. And “Torchwood” has never been eligible either, which is surprising this year since its most recent season took place in the US and aired on Starz, so I thought there’d be American co-production in there for sure. but it wasn’t submitted in any categories this year.

    What are the American co-production credits for “Luther” and “The Hour”? Like “Doctor Who,” they both air in the US on BBC America, but I don’t know who works on the show that allows them to qualify.

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    BTN
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    Too bad it couldn’t even get nominated anyway because of its format. Why is the story over after one episode? Why isn’t the lead a drug dealer? Where are all the affairs and scandals?

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    sorcery
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    Eligibility Rule 7:
    “Foreign television production is ineligible unless it is the result of a co-production (both financially and creatively) between U.S. and foreign partners, which precedes the start of production, and has a commitment to be shown on U.S. television prior to the start of production.”

    I don’t think Law & Order: UK is co-produced with any company in the USA.

    Law & Order: UK is a Kudos Film and Television/Wolf Films/Universal Television production. Aren’t the latter two production companies American?

    Anyway, I don’t like that co-production rule–why exclude quality foreign programming? When was it introduced, I wonder, and does it apply only to the comedy and drama series categories? I ask because in the early 1970s, an Italian miniseries biopic of Leonardo da Vinci aired on CBS and was nominated for two Emmys and a Golden Globe.

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    That Don Guy
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    It might not have been introduced as a rule before the 1980s.  The syndicated repeats of The Benny Hill Show were nominated for an Emmy in 1980 and 1981.

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