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67th PRIMETIME EMMY NOMINATIONS: Taraji P. Henson, Finn Wittrock, Downton Abbey Receive Nods!

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The nominations were announced Thursday morning for the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. During a live-stream by the Television Academy, major categories were revealed and then a complete list made available following it.  The awards will be handed out live on Fox on September 20th.

Primetime soaps were represented with a much-deserved nod to Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon for her performance in Empire in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Henson will go up against: Claire Danes Homeland, Viola Davis How to Get Away with Murder, Tatiana Maslany Orphan Black, Elisabeth Moss Mad Men, and Robin Wright House of Cards.

Downton Abbey will compete in the Outstanding Drama Series category facing-off with: Better Call Saul, Game of Thrones, Homeland, House of Cards, Mad Men, and Orange Is the New Black. However, Empire which was the hottest show of last season was snubbed.

In other performing categories, “Downton” stars Jim Carter (Mr. Carson) and Joanne Froggatt (Anna) both received recognition for their work in the Outstanding Supporting Actor and Actress in a Drama Series fields, and former All My Children star, Finn Wittrock received a nomination for his work in American Horror Story: Freak Show! Wittrock will compete in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie category. Check out the complete list of nominations here!

Let us know what you thought of who got in and who got snubbed! And what do you think of the nods for Taraji P. Henson, Downton Abbey and its stars, and Finn Wittrock? Comment below!

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So glad Taraji got nominated. I think Empire should have been nominated too, but oh well. Taraji totally deserves to win!


Taraji is good but Tatiana Maslany deserves the award for her amazing portrayal of 7 — and counting — very different characters on ORPHAN BLACK.

EMPIRE is entertaining but its writing doesn’t come anywhere near the complexity and intelligence of THE AMERICANS which didn’t earn a Best Show nod. Best Show is about being the best, not the most popular.

The most disappointing thing is that THE AMERICANS didn’t earn nominations for Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys.


Much deserving nomination to Taraji P. Henson. Not overly surprised Empire got snubbed The voters don’t usually nominate pop culture,they look for shows much darker


WOW, network TV is DEAD!


Downton Abbey is the highest rated show and it gets very little. WHAT ABOUT Fellows he made the show great , his ending on a high note is probably the way to go. I will miss the show. The emmy’s are a joke. Same people all the time. isn’t there any talent any where else, same old same old. That is why I don’t watch them.

Lew S.

I totally agree with you!


Here, here, Janet! Downton was absolutely robbed! And what about Dame Maggie Smith? The fact that Dowager Countess Violet wasn’t nominated this year is a complete travesty….ditto for Michelle Dockery’s Lady Mary and Phyllis Logan’s Mrs. Hughes. These formidable ladies make the whole show for me!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Downtown should win just for being tv’s classiest show…Eden, if you read this i miss our discusions…hope you’re well!!!

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Downton Abbey Movie Project Moving Forward; Projected For Production In 2018


It looks like all of those earlier reports months ago about a production being put together for Downton Abbey: The Movie, may finally becoming to fruition. Numerous items detail that motion picture project is moving forward with production slated for sometime next year.

Michael Edelstein, president at NBCUniversal International Studios, told the AP: “We are working on getting the script right and then we’ve got to figure out how to get the (cast) together. Because as you know, people go on and do other things. But we’re hopeful to make a movie sometime next year.”

Currently, the cast and writer Julian Fellowes have been on hand at the Downton Abbey exhibition which debuted in Singapore. However, some notable members of the company seemed surprised by the news including Laura Carmichael (Edith): “Well, tell my agent, because we’re still waiting to know. We’re hoping that will happen soon.”

Variety reports that an NBCUniversal spokesman confirmed the studio hopes to put the movie into production in 2018.

The Downton Abbey exhibition however, is set to travel to the United States and Australia with dates to be announced. (more…)

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SAG AWARD NOMINATIONS: Downton Abbey Scores Drama Series Ensemble Nod; This Is Us Star Sterling K. Brown Tapped For Two!


Nominations were announced this morning for the 23rd Annual SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Awards for performances in motion pictures and television.

The awards ill be handed out Sunday, January 29th at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. The ceremony will air live at 8/7c (5 p.m./PT) on both TBS and TNT.

For its sixth and final season, the British period soap, Downton Abbey once again made the finals in the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama.  They will go up against, The Crown, Game of Thrones, Stranger Things and Westworld.  On the snub side: the widely acclaimed and highly-rated This Is Us failed to score a nomination in the category.

In addition, this is the first time that Dame Maggie Smith did not wind up with a Lead Actress in a Drama Series nomination for her performance as the Dowager Countess on Downton Abbey. (more…)

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Downton Abbey's Maggie Smith Shares Emmy Acceptance Speech; Asks Jimmy Kimmel To Direct Her To The Lost & Found To Get Her Trophy!


Leave it to the grand dame Maggie Smith to have fun with Jimmy Kimmel’s rant last night on the 68th annual Daytime Emmy about how perennial winner Smith never is on-hand in Los Angeles on Emmy night to collect her trophy when he name is called!

Smith, who has been nominated 9 times for an Emmy and has won 4 overall and 3 of them for her work as the Dowager Countess on the beloved British period soap, Downton Abbey, used social media via the Masterpiece PBS Twitter account and shared her acceptance speech on Monday, alluding to Kimmel’s last gag about her during the live telecast.

For Minnie Driver and Michael Weatherly were presenting the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category, and when Smith was announced as the winner, and the duo were accepting the the award on Smith’s behalf, Kimmel came out from the wings and intercepted the trophy and let Smith know she has to retrieve it herself! Kimmel said, “No, no, no, no, no.  We’re not mailing this award to her. Maggie, if you want this it’ll be in the lost and found”.

Masterpiece PBS twitter shared, Dame MaggieSmith graciously accepts her #Emmy award — @jimmykimmel, please advise on the location of the lost and found! #DowntonPBS.

Smith’s acceptance speech read: “I was very astonished and pleased to win the award. I feel the Emmys has been overly generous to me. If Mr. Kimmel could please direct me to the lost and found office I will try and be on the next flight.”  She signed it, “Love, Old Maggie” (more…)

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