68th Emmy Awards: ‘Downton Abbey’ Outstanding Drama Series – Facts You Need To Know

68th Emmy Awards: ‘Downton Abbey’ Outstanding Drama Series – Facts You Need To Know
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Critically acclaimed and massively popular drama series Downton Abbey earned 10 nominations at the 68th Emmy Awards, including outstanding drama series and outstanding directing for a drama series.


The show also saw Dame Maggie Smith bagging a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

Overall, PBS’ Downton Abbey has earned 69 nominations over the course of six seasons (from 2010-2015). The show concluded last March.

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Downton Abbey cast and crew pleased

“We are really pleased,” Executive Producer Gareth Neame said, as reported by People. “We’ve been well represented for all six seasons of the show now, but, in fact, our number of nominations has gone up for the final season. We’re very happy about that indeed.”

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The show, according to iMDb, is “a chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early 20th Century.” It stars an impressive lineup including Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle and Michelle Dokery.

Downton Abbey movie?

Owing to its popularity, the possibility of a Downton Abbey movie is certainly being discussed. “We’ve said we want to do the movie,” Neame said, speaking with Deadline. “But it’s a complicated thing to put together because the cast are all off doing other things. It’s not a straightforward leap from one thing to the next.”

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While the show has been much appreciated by fans, Neame said that working with the cast was “one of the best professional experiences.”

“To have a show that was not only successful in the U.K. but one of the highest-rated, most beloved shows in America and then to go to every single territory on the planet, it really is the sweet spot,” he said.

Executive Producer Julian Fellowes, who also served as the show’s creator and writer, was nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.

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