2013 Golden Globes: Maggie Smith wins PBS’s only statuette

By Andrew Lapin

PBS was nominated in four categories at the 70th Golden Globe Awards Jan. 13, but only Dame Maggie Smith of Downton Abbey earned a win from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Smith won for Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series for the show’s second season.

The awards, which celebrate both film and television, had also nominated Downton Abbey for Best Drama, while star Michelle Dockery had been nominated for Best Actress in a Drama. The Showtime series Homeland won in both categories. Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch had been nominated for Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie, but lost to Kevin Costner for his work in History’s Hatfields & McCoys.

Smith was not in attendance at the awards, which aired opposite the second episode of the latest season of Downton Abbey. Last year the program had competed, and won, in the category of Best Miniseries or TV Movie.

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