The British star's performance of Northern Ireland Secretary of State Mo Mowlam - who died aged 55 from a brain tumour in 2005 – in 'Mo' will go up against Adriana Esteves in 'Songs of Betrayal', Noomi Rapace in 'Millennium' and Athena Chu Yan in 'A Wall-less World'.
'Mo' detailed the later years of the politician as she struggled to deal with her own medical issues and fight for peace in Northern Ireland, and has also been nominated in the best TV Movie/Mini-Series category.
In the Best Actor list, former 'Doctor Who' star Christopher Eccleston ('Accused') will fight Fabio Assuncao from 'Songs of Betrayal', Jang Hyuk's 'The Slave Hunters' and Michael Nyqvist in 'Millennium'.
Singapore series 'The Noose Season 3' has been nominated in the Best Comedy series, against 'Benidorm Bastards' from Belgium, Britain's 'Facejacker' – where members of the public are duped by fictional characters played by Kayvan Novak - and Brazilian series 'Breaking Up'.
In total, nominations span 20 countries including Chile, China, The Philippines, Singapore and Australia.
Winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Hilton New York Hotel on November 21.
INTERNATIONAL EMMY AWARD NOMINEES:
'All My Life: Adoniran Barbosa' Brazil
'Gareth Malone Goes to Glyndebourne' UK
'In der Werkstatt Beethovens - Die Neunte, Thielemann und die Wiener Philharmoniker' Germany
'Memories of Origin - Hiroshi Sugimoto the Contemporary Artist' Japan
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR:
Fábio Assunção in 'Songs of Betrayal' Brazil
Christopher Ecclestone in 'Accused' UK
Jang Hyuk in 'The Slave Hunters' South Korea
Michael Nyqvist in 'Millennium' Sweden
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS:
Athena Chu Yan in 'A Wall-less World' Hong Kong
Adriana Esteves in 'Songs of Betrayal' Brazil
Noomi Rapace in 'Millennium' Sweden
Julie Walters in 'Mo' UK
CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE:
'Allein gegen die Zeit' (13 hours - Race against time) Germany
'¿Con Qué Sueñas? '(What is your Dream?) Chile
'Dance Academy ' Australia
'Benidorm Bastards' Belgium
'Breaking Up' Brazil
'The Noose Season 3' Singapore
'Confesiones de un Sicario' Argentina
'Life with Murder' Canada
'The Nonfiction: Family Meeting - 7 Years in the Tanaka Family' Japan
'Wild Japan' Germany
'Engrenages' (Spiral) France
'Sakanoue no Kumo' (Cloud Above the Slope) Japan
'Under the Law' Brazil
'La Expedicion - Mas alla de lo imposible' Mexico
'El Hormiguero' (The Anthill) Spain
'The Master Show' South Korea
'The World's Strictest Parents'
'Contra las Cuerdas' Argentina
'Destiny River ' Brazil
'Laços de Sangue' (Blood Ties) Portugal
'Precious Hearts Romances presents: Impostor' The Philippines
'Operation Checkmate' Columbia
'Shoe-Shine Boy' Japan