Masterpiece Wins Six Primetime Emmy Awards

September 21st, 2011

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: