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Primetime Emmy Nominations Announced! Downton Abbey scores 16! Mad Men Could Win a Record-Five Peat!

Mad Men and American Horror Story topped the Primetime Emmy Awards nominations announced Thursday morning with 17 each, while a slew of freshmen competitors entered the major show and performer fields!

Mad Men will aim for an unprecedented five-peat in Best Drama Series, which would also give it the most wins in the category  Downton Abbey and miniseries Hatfields & McCoys followed with 16 nods.  In addition, Downton Abbey scored acting nominations for many in its cast including: Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Brendan Boyle, Joanna Froggatt and Maggie Smith!  Breakout hits, such as the critic’s darling of the year, Homeland scored eight, including much deserved nominations for leads Damian Lewis and Claire Danes.

Two-time defending comedy series champ Modern Family, earned 14 nods, will vie for a three-peat against three-time champ 30 Rock in several of the comedy categories.   Kathryn Joosten, who recently passed away after her battle with lung cancer was nominated in the final year of Desperate Housewives in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in A Comedy Series for her role as Mrs. McCluskey.

Winners will be revealed live on The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards from L.A’s Nokia Theatre hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on ABC.

Now view the nominations after the jump,  and let us know who you are rooting for, and who you think got snubbed!

BEST DRAMA SERIES
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland
Mad Men

BEST DRAMA ACTOR
Hugh Bonneville, “Downton Abbey”
Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire”
Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Michael C. Hall, “Dexter”
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Damian Lewis, “Homeland”

BEST DRAMA ACTRESS
Kathy Bates, “Harry’s Law”
Glenn Close, “Damages”
Claire Danes, “Homeland”
Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey”
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
Elisabeth Moss, “Mad Men”

BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jim Carter, “Downton Abbey”
Brendan Coyle, “Downton Abbey”
Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”
Giancarlo Esposito, “Breaking Bad”
Jared Harris, “Mad Men”
Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad”

BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Christine Baranski, “The Good Wife”
Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey”
Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad”
Christina Hendricks, “Mad Men”
Archie Panjabi, “The Good Wife”
Maggie Smith, “Downton Abbey”

BEST DRAMA GUEST ACTOR
Dylan Baker, “The Good Wife”
Jeremy Davies, “Justified”
Ben Feldman, “Mad Men”
Michael J. Fox, “The Good Wife”
Mark Margolis, “Breaking Bad”
Jason Ritter, “Parenthood”

BEST DRAMA GUEST ACTRESS
Joan Cusack, “Shameless”
Loretta Devine, “Grey’s Anatomy”
Julia Ormond, “Mad Men”
Martha Plimpton, “The Good Wife”
Jean Smart, “Harry’s Law”
Uma Thurman, “Smash”

BEST DRAMA SERIES DIRECTING
Tim Van Patten, “Boardwalk Empire” – “To the Lost”
Vince Gilligan, “Breaking Bad” – “Face Off”
Brian Percival, “Downton Abbey” – “Episode 7”
Michael Cuesta, “Homeland” – “Pilot”
Phil Abraham, “Mad Men” – “The Other Woman”

BEST DRAMA SERIES WRITING
Julian Fellowes, “Downton Abbey” – “Episode 7”
Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon, and Gideon Raff, “Homeland” – “Pilot”
Semi Chellas and Matthew Weiner, “Mad Men” – “The Other Woman”
Andre Jacquemetton and Maria Jacquemetton, “Mad Men” – “Commissions and Fees”
Semi Chellas and Matthew Weiner, “Mad Men” – “Far Away Places”

BEST COMEDY SERIES
The Big Bang Theory
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Girls
Modern Family
30 Rock
Veep

BEST COMEDY ACTOR
Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock”
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
Louis C.K., “Louie”
Jon Cryer, “Two and a Half Men”
Larry David, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”

BEST COMEDY ACTRESS
Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl”
Lena Dunham, “Girls”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Tina Fey, “30 Rock”
Melissa McCarthy, “Mike & Molly”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTOR
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family”
Max Greenfield, “New Girl”
Bill Hader, “Saturday Night Live”
Ed O’Neill, “Modern Family”
Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family”

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang Theory”
Julie Bowen, “Modern Family”
Kathryn Joosten, “Desperate Housewives”
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”
Merritt Wever, “Nurse Jackie”
Kristin Wiig, “Saturday Night Live”

BEST COMEDY GUEST ACTOR
Will Arnett, “30 Rock”
Bobby Cannavale, “Nurse Jackie”
Jimmy Fallon, “Saturday Night Live”
Michael J. Fox, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Jon Hamm, “30 Rock”
Greg Kinnear, “Modern Family”

BEST COMEDY GUEST ACTRESS
Elizabeth Banks, “30 Rock”
Kathy Bates, “Two and a Half Men”
Margaret Cho, “30 Rock”
Dot Marie Jones, “Glee”
Melissa McCarthy, “Saturday Night Live”
Maya Rudolph, “Saturday Night Live”

BEST COMEDY SERIES DIRECTING
Robert B. Weide, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” – “Palestinian Chicken”
Lena Dunham, “Girls” – “She Did”
Louis C.K., “Louie” – “Duckling”
Jason Winer, “Modern Family” – “Virgin Territory”
Steve Levitan, “Modern Family” – “Baby On Board”
Jake Kasdan, “New Girl” – “Pilot”

BEST COMEDY SERIES WRITING
Chris McKenna, “Community” – “Remedia Chaos Theory”
Lena Dunham, “Girls” – “Pilot”
Louis C.K., “Louie” – “Pregnant”
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation” – “The Debate”
Michael Schur, “Parks and Recreation” – “Win, Lose, or Draw”

BEST TV MOVIE/MINISERIES
“American Horror Story”
“Game Change”
“Hatfields & McCoys”
“Hemingway & Gellhorn”
“Luther”
“Sherlock: Scandal in Belgravia”

BEST TV MOVIE/MINISERIES ACTOR
Kevin Costner, “Hatfields & McCoys”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock: Scandal in Belgravia”
Idris Elba, “Luther”
Woody Harrelson, “Game Change”
Clive Owen, “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
Bill Paxton, “Hatfields & McCoys”

BEST TV MOVIE/MINISERIES ACTRESS
Connie Britton, “American Horror Story”
Ashley Judd, “Missing”
Nicole Kidman, “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
Julianne Moore, “Game Change”
Emma Thompson, “The Song of Lunch”

BEST TV MOVIE/MINISERIES SUPPORTING ACTOR
Tom Berenger, “Hatfields & McCoys”
Martin Freeman, “Sherlock: Scandal in Belgravia”
Ed Harris, “Game Change”
Denis O’Hare, “American Horror Story”
David Strathairn, “Hemingway & Gellhorn”

BEST TV MOVIE/MINISERIES SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Frances Conroy, “American Horror Story”
Judy Davis, “Page Eight”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story”
Sarah Paulson, “Game Change”
Mare Winningham, “Hatfields & McCoys”

BEST TV MOVIE/MINISERIES DIRECTING
Jay Roach, “Game Change”
Kevin Reynolds, “Hatfields & McCoys”
Philip Kaufman, “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
Sam Miller, “Luther”
Paul McGuigan, “Sherlock: Scandal in Belgravia”

BEST TV MOVIE/MINISERIES WRITING
Danny Strong, “Game Change”
Ted Mann, Ronald Parker, and Bill Kerby, “Hatfields & McCoys,” “Part 2”
Abi Morgan, “The Hour”
Neil Cross, “Luther”
Steven Moffat, “Sherlock: Scandal in Belgravia”

BEST REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM
“The Amazing Race”
“Dancing with the Stars”
“Project Runway”
“So You Think You Can Dance”
“Top Chef”
“The Voice”

BEST REALITY SERIES
“Antiques Roadshow”
“Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution”
“MythBusters”
“Shark Tank”
“Undercover Boss”
“Who Do You Think You Are?”

BEST REALITY HOST
Tom Bergeron, “Dancing With The Stars”
Cat Deeley, “So You Think You Can Dance”
Phil Keoghan, “The Amazing Race”
Ryan Seacrest, “American Idol”
Betty White, “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers”

BEST VARIETY SERIES
“The Colbert Report”
“The Daily Show”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”
“Late Night With Jimmy Fallon”
“Real Time with Bill Maher”
“Saturday Night Live”

BEST VARIETY SERIES DIRECTING
James Hoskinson, “The Colbert Report” – “7121A”
Chuck O’Neil, “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” – “17087”
Jerry Foley, “Late Show With David Letterman” – “3602”
Jonathan Krisel, “Portlandia” – “One Moore Episode”
Don Roy King, “Saturday Night Live” – “Host: Mick Jagger”

BEST VARIETY SERIES  WRITING
“The Colbert Report”
“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart”
“Portlandia”
“Real Time with Bill Maher”
“Saturday Night Live”

BEST VARIETY SPECIAL
“Betty White’s 90th Birthday”
“Kathy Griffin: Tired Hooker”
“The Kennedy Center Honors”
“Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett Together Again”
“Tony Bennett: Duets II”

BEST VARIETY SPECIAL DIRECTING
Don Mischer, “84th Annual Academy Awards”
Louis J. Horvitz, “The 54th Annual Grammy Awards”
Louis C.K., “Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theater”
Alan Skog, “New York City Ballet George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker (Live From Lincoln Center)”
Glenn Weiss, “65th Annual Tony Awards”

BEST VARIETY SPECIAL WRITING
“84th Annual Academy Awards”
“Betty White’s 90th Birthday”
“The Kennedy Center Honors”
“Louis C.K. Live at the Beacon Theater”
“65th Annual Tony Awards”

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“Revenge” has been robbed! Probably will not watch this emmy event, I get tired of the same people and shows being nominated over and over. Great talent is overlooked every year.

Patrick
Patrick

I’m sorry… I just realized that… I am so happy for Madeleine Stowe… that she’s back! on screen… IMO, she’s the reason “Revenge” made it. She’s still got it… i’m glad she’s been renewed… don’t hear that very often.

SZima
SZima

I agree…same old, same old. And so many of these shows are on cable and not available to everyone.

“Revenge” was my favorite new show last year and I can’t believe it got no major noms.

Michelle Dockery as Lead Actress on “Downton Abbey”?? Why wasn’t Elizabeth McGovern nominated in this category?

Also, I didn’t see any major noms for “Once Upon a Time”…another new favorite of mine.

Oh well, they can’t please everyone. I’m just upset that I have never seen most of the shows nominated. It’s hard to enjoy an awards show when you don’t know/watch any of them.

Thank god for DVRs. I can FF through the 3+ hour show in about 45 minutes.

Patrick
Patrick

Ms. Jessica Lange. American Horror Story… best supporting actress… miniseries or movie. YES! She, IMO, is America’s 1st lady of Theatre. 2 time oscar winner…. She’s won them all…. check out Blue Sky, with Tommy Lee Jones.
check out Crimes of the heart, with Sissy Spacek, and Diane
Keaton.

and, “Rob Roy” with Liam Neeson…. She enthralls… captivates… Simmers on Screen.

Tasha Jones
Tasha Jones

Wow. Some of these make me shake my head! Not one for 2 broke girls??? That is a well writen show with some of the funnyest lines I have ever heard! Private Practice???

Patrick
Patrick

Bill Paxton – Mr. “Big Love”. One of my all time favorite shows.
Tom Berenger – Hatfield &McCoy.
Ed Harris – Game Change.

What a Treat.

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

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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.

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

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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!

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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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