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The new Luther special has picked up more American award nominations ahead of its broadcast this week.

The show goes out on BBC One in the UK on Tuesday evening (December 15) and in the States on on BBC America on December 17.

The Critics Choice Award nominations were announced today and included three for Luther: Idris Elba for Best Actor in a Limited Series, Laura Haddock for Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series, and Luther the show for Best Movie Made for Television or Limited Series. The awards are announced on January 17.

Last week, Idris and Luther picked up a range of nominations for the Golden Globe, SAG and NAACP awards.

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