WGBH News and Media Relations


July 18, 2013

WGBH Productions Nominated For 16 Primetime Emmys

Masterpiece, American Experience, and Antiques Roadshow all honored
BOSTON, Mass. (July 18, 2013)Boston’s WGBH—the largest content producer for PBS—earned 16 Primetime Emmy Award nominations this morning. Masterpieceled all WGBH nominations with 13, including 12 for Downton Abbey. American Experience, television’s most-watchedhistory series, received two nominations for the critically acclaimed “The Abolitionists,” and “Death and the Civil War” productions. Antiques Roadshow, public television’s most-watched series, earned one nomination.
“Bravo to everyone involved in the WGBH productions honored with Emmy nominations this year,” said WGBH President and CEO Jon Abbott. “These nominations recognize the power of public media and the unique role WGBH plays a broadcaster and producer serving our region and audiences across the country.
PBS earned a total of 25 nominations, including the 16 for WGBH productions. The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards winners will be announced September 22, 2013 on CBS live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. A list of nominations for WGBH series follows.
“Downton Abbey” (Masterpiece)
·Outstanding Drama Series
·Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Hugh Bonneville as Robert, Earl of Grantham)
·Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley)
·Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Jim Carter as Mr. Carson)
·Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham)
·Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
·Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
·Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series
·Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series
·Outstanding Costumes for a Series
·Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series
·Outstanding Music Composition for a Series, Original Dramatic Score
“Mr. Selfridge” (Masterpiece)
·Outstanding Music Composition for a Series, Original Dramatic Score
“Death and the Civil War” (American Experience)
·Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special
“The Abolitionists” (American Experience)
·     Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series
Antiques Roadshow
·Outstanding Reality Program
About WGBH
WGBH Boston is America’s preeminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV and the Web, including Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow, Frontline, Nova, American Experience, Arthur, Curious George, and more than a dozen other prime-time, lifestyle, and children’s series. WGBH’s television channels include WGBH 2, WGBH 44, and the digital channels World and Create. WGBH TV productions focusing on the region’s diverse community include Greater BostonBasic Black, High School Quiz Show, and Neighborhood Kitchens. WGBH Radio serves listeners across New England with 89.7 WGBH Boston Public Radio; 99.5 WCRB Classical New England; and WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR® Station. WGBH also is a major source of programs for public radio (among them, PRI’s The World®), a leader in educational multimedia (including PBS LearningMedia™, providing the nation’s educators with free, curriculum-based digital content), and a pioneer in technologies and services that make media accessible to deaf, hard of hearing, blind, and visually impaired audiences. WGBH has been recognized with hundreds of honors: Emmys, Peabodys, duPont-Columbia Awards and Oscars. Find more information at wgbh.org.


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