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Desperate for Downton

Root for Downton Abbey at the Emmys

September 20, 2013 11:20am (EDT)
Dame Maggie Smith is nominated once more for an Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy.
Dame Maggie Smith is nominated once more for an Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy.

And the Emmy goes to Downton Abbey - we hope! Downton is nominated for 12 awards including Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series for Julian Fellowes and Outstanding Drama series. Michelle Dockery is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress while Hugh Bonneville is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor.

Dame Maggie Smith is nominated once more in the Oustanding Supporting Actress category. She won last year. Meanwhile Jim Carter, Downton's Mr. Carson is also nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor. It's his second time being nominated in this category.

As to whether Carter is excited about the honor, he tells the New York Times it's not a big deal.

"I've been acting for 40 odd years," Carter says. "I get excited about cricket and gardening.

The Emmy awards air Sunday, September 22 at 8 p.m. on CBS.

Here is a full list of nominees.

Downton has won Emmy awards for season 1 and 2 so far. You can relive how good the series is by tuning in Thursday nights at 9 p.m on GPB as we are reairing season 1 and 2.

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