- Associated Press - Friday, October 7, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) - The British TV crime series “Accused” has been nominated for an International Emmy for best drama, replacing “Sherlock” which was withdrawn from the competition due to a rules violation.

“Sherlock,” a contemporary version of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries, was among the nominees announced Monday.

It was subsequently determined that “Sherlock” had also been entered by Boston public television station WGBH for a Primetime Emmy Award in the U.S.

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said Friday that rules bar a program from being entered into the two Emmy competitions in the same year.

It’s the second International Emmy nomination for “Accused.” Christopher Eccleston received a best actor nod for his role in the anthology in which each episode tells the story of how an individual came to be on trial for a crime.