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July 10, 2014

WGBH’s Masterpiece, American Experience and Antiques Roadshow Productions Combine for 28 Primetime Emmy Nominations

Masterpiece’s “Downton Abbey” Earns Broadcast Television’s Only Outstanding Drama Series Emmy Nomination

BOSTON, Mass. (July 10, 2014) – Earlier today, nominees for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced. “Downton Abbey,” the popular Masterpiece series co-produced by WGBH and broadcast on PBS, was the only network drama to earn a nomination in the prestigious Outstanding Drama Series category. “Downton Abbey” was nominated alongside cable series Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Mad Men and True Detective and Netflix’s House of Cards. In all, “Downton Abbey” earned 12 nominations.

“Public media continues to provide audiences with some of the best scripted and non-fiction programming available on broadcast TV,” said John Bredar, WGBH’s vice president for national programming. “We are proud of the programs we produce here in Boston and honored to be among the few network broadcasters whose work has been nominated for the most prestigious awards in television.”

WGBH, Boston’s leading local public broadcaster and the nation’s largest content producer for PBS, earned 28 nominations in total, including nominations for Antiques Roadshow (Outstanding Structured Reality Program) and multiple nominations for American Experience’s films “JFK”(Outstanding Documentary and Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming) and “The Amish: Shunned” (Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking).

“Downton Abbey’s” Michelle Dockery was one of only three network television actors or actresses nominated for a leading role for her depiction of Mary Crawley. Jim Carter (Carson) was nominated for Best Supporting Actor, and Joanne Froggatt (Anna May Bates) and Maggie Smith (Dowager Countess) were both nominated for Best Supporting Actress. Masterpiece: Mystery’s “Sherlock” series earned 12 nominations, including Best Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Best Supporting Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries (Martin Freeman).

“‘Downton Abbey’ and ‘Sherlock’ are completely different and equally brilliant shows,” said Masterpiece Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton. “Masterpiece is delighted to share in the success of our British partners.”

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony will take place on August 25 in Los Angeles. The full list of Emmy nominations can be found here. The full list of WGBH Emmy nominations is below.

Downton Abbey (12)

Outstanding Drama Series

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series - Michelle Dockery

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Maggie Smith

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Joanne Froggatt

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Jim Carter

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Paul Giamatti

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series - David Evans

Outstanding Art Direction for a Period Series, Miniseries or a Movie (Single Camera)

Outstanding Costume for a Series

Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series

Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score)

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series

 

Sherlock: His Last Vow (12)

Outstanding Television Movie

Outstanding Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Benedict Cumberbatch (Martin Freeman also nominated for Fargo)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Martin Freeman

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special - Steven Moffat

Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special - Nick Hurran

Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special

Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or a Movie

Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or a Movie

Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Original Dramatic Score)

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Movie

 

American Experience (3)

Outstanding Documentary - "JFK"

Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming - "JFK"

Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking - “The Amish: Shunned”

 

Antiques Roadshow (1)

Outstanding Structured 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, WGBX 44, and the digital channels World and Create. WGBH TV productions focusing on the region's diverse community include Greater Boston, Basic 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; 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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