PBS scores 25 Emmy nominations for primetime programming

By Dru Sefton

Michelle Dockery earned an Emmy nod for her role as Lady Mary on Downton Abbey. (Photo: Nick Briggs/Masterpiece)

Michelle Dockery earned an Emmy nod for her role as Lady Mary on Downton Abbey. (Photo: Nick Briggs/Masterpiece)

Primetime Emmy nominations are out this morning, and PBS scored 25 nods from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences — 12 of which went to Downton Abbey on Masterpiece.

Nominations for the hit Edwardian costume drama include those for lead actor Hugh Bonneville as Robert, Earl of Grantham; lead actress Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley; and best drama series.

Other category nominations for Downton include supporting actor (Jim Carter as Mr. Carson), supporting actress (Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham), writing (Julian Fellowes) and direction (Jeremy Webb).

Also nominated are the Live from Lincoln Center production of “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel,” for special class program; Antiques Roadshow for reality program; the American Experience presentation “Death and the Civil War”; and American Masters for documentary or nonfiction series.

A full list of the nominations is available at the Emmy website.

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