Downton Abbey actors Brendan Coyle, who plays valet John Bates, and Jim Carter, who plays the butler Carson, both missed out on Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series.
BBC's Sherlock stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman also were surpassed on Outstanding Lead Actor and Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Mini-series Or A Movie.
British acting was applauded in last night's Emmy Awards, with Dame Maggie Smith and Homeland's Damien Lewis picking up gongs
Damian Lewis has picked up an Emmy award for his portrayal of an American soldier in hit show Homeland.
Downton Abbey and Sherlock will lead the British pack as the television stars turn out for the ceremony in Los Angeles.