PBS programs received a total of 25 Emmy nominations for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, which will be presented on Sept. 22, 2013. The acclaimed PBS Masterpiece Classic “Downton Abbey”was the top PBS nominee, with a total of 12 nominations.
“I’m very proud of all of the PBS programs nominated for Emmys this year,” said PBS President & CEO Paula Kerger. “It’s very rewarding to see ‘Downton Abbey’ on Masterpiece receive such critical acclaim to go along with its immense popularity. I’m also very honored to see some of our most iconic programming recognized, from Ken Burns’s “The Dust Bowl” to “American Experience” and “Antiques Roadshow.”
Masterpiece “Downton Abbey” leads the pack of Emmy nominees with 12 nominations. The show’s nominations in the Outstanding Drama Series categories, include: Lead Actors for Hugh Bonneville as Robert, Earl of Grantham; Lead Actress for Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley; Supporting Actor for Jim Carter; Supporting Actress for Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham; Writing for Julian Fellowes; Directing for Jeremy Webb; Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series; Outstanding Casting; Costumes; Music Composition (Original Dramatic Score); and Hairstyling.
“Downton Abbey” received six Emmy Awards in 2011, when it was in the mini-series category. The show received Emmys Outstanding Miniseries or Movie; Dame Maggie Smith won Supporting Actress; Julian Fellowes won for Writing for a Miniseries; Brian Percival won for Directing; David Katzalson won for Cinematography; and Susannah Buxton won for Costumes. Dame Maggie Smith won the Supporting Actress Emmy again in 2012. Downton Abbey wins six Emmy Awards for PBS
In addition to the impressive number of nominations for Downton Abbey, PBS programs were nominated for Emmys as follows:
American Masters “Mel Brooks: Make A Noise: received three nods in the Nonfiction Series categories, including Outstanding Documetary or Nonfiction Series, directing and picture editing.
Live from Lincoln Center “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel” was nominated for Outstanding Special, Choreography and Music Direction.
The Dust Bowl was nominated for Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming (Dayton Duncan) and Outstanding Sound Editing.
Antiques Roadshow was nominated for Outstanding Reality Program.
American Experience: Death and the Civil War and The Abolitionists: American Experience were nominated for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special.
Great Performances “Andrea Bocelli: Love In Portofino” was nominated for Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Special.
Masterpiece “Mr. Selfridge” was nominated for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score).
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