NEW YORK — Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench received International Emmy nominations Monday for their roles in the BBC One TV movie “Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot.”

Brazil had a leading seven nominations, followed by Britain with six, including best actor and actress for Hoffman and Dench.

The two Oscar-winning acting veterans were honored for their roles in “Esio Trot,” based on Dahl’s children’s novel about a lonely aging bachelor who tries to woo the widow in the apartment below, who is overly fond of her pet tortoise.

Germany had five nominations, including best TV movie/miniseries and best actor (Florian Stetter) for “Nackt Unter Wolfen (Naked Among Wolves),” an adaptation of the novel by East German author Bruno Apitz about prisoners in the Buchenwald concentration camp who risk their lives to hide a Polish-Jewish boy.

Canada and South Korea each had three nominations, while Argentina, France and the Philippines had two apiece.

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said 40 nominees from 15 countries will be competing in 10 categories for the International Emmys, which honor excellence in TV programming outside the U.S. The awards will be presented Nov. 21 in New York.

Brazilian nominees include Alexandre Nero (best actor) for “A Regra do Jogo (Rules of the Game)” and Grazi Massafera (best actress) for “Verdades Secretas (Hidden Truths),” “Zorra (The Mess)” in the comedy category and “Adotada” for non-scripted entertainment.

The other British nominees are “Hoff the Record” (comedy), “My Son the Jihadi” (documentary), “Gogglebox” (non-scripted entertainment), and “Capital” (TV movie/miniseries).

Taiwanese actor James Wen was the only other best-actor nominee for “Echoes of Time.” Other best-actress nominees are Jodi Sta. Maria of the Philippines for “Pangako Sa’yo (The Promise)” and Germany’s Christiane Paul for “Unterm Radar (Under the Radar).”

—From news services