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Masterpiece Wins Six Primetime Emmy Awards

By Michelle Michalos
Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
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This year, Masterpiece took home six Primetime Emmy Awards for Downton Abbey, including Outstanding Miniseries or Movie.

Check out the full list of awards:

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie
Downton Abbey (A co-production of Carnival and Masterpiece)

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Julian Fellowes

Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Brian Percival

Oustanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham

Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie
David Katznelson, DFF, Director of Photography

Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special
Susannah Buxton, Costume Designer

The series was just granted another honor: Guiness World Records has awarded Downton Abbey for having the “highest critical ratings for a TV show,” making it the most critically well-received show in the world!

Downton Abbey returns to Masterpiece on January 8, 2012. Check out the series’ new site for behind-the-scenes features, cast Q&A’s, and more.

Watch a preview of Downton Abbey Series II: