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[07/19/12 - 08:21 AM]
PBS Programs Receive 58 Primetime Emmy Award Nominations
"Downton Abbey" was recognized with 16 nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series.

[via press release from PBS]

PBS Programs Receive 58 Primetime Emmy Award Nominations

PBS received 58 nominations for the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, the most ever for public media. The nominees were announced July 19, 2012 by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).

PBS programs receiving multiple nominations include MASTERPIECE CLASSIC "Downton Abbey" (16 nominations), MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! "Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia" (13), MASTERPIECE CLASSIC "Great Expectations" (4) and GREAT PERFORMANCES (5 episodes), AMERICAN MASTERS (4), PROHIBITION (3) MASTERPIECE CONTEMPORARY (2) and SESAME STREET (2).

"We are absolutely thrilled with today's news," said PBS President & CEO Paula Kerger. "Not only are the number of nominations for "Downton Abbey" and "Sherlock" incredible, we are honored that so many other PBS icon series were recognized, with multiple nominations for AMERICAN MASTERS, GREAT PERFORMANCES, Ken Burns's PROHIBITION and even SESAME STREET in primetime. In addition, a number of our arts programs and our independent film showcase, INDEPENDENT LENS, were also nominated. I am tremendously proud of all of PBS' producers and of PBS' commitment to bring exceptional programming across many genres."

The Primetime Emmy Awards will be telecast September 23, 2012, on ABC from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

A complete list of PBS nominees and their categories follows. For a complete list of all 64th Annual Primetime Emmy nominations, go to http://www.emmy.com. For streaming video of PBS nominees visit www.pbs.org/awards.

PBS congratulates all of our nominees!

PBS Nominees:

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE "The Amish" Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE "Clinton"
Outstanding Nonfiction Writing

AMERICAN MASTERS
Outstanding Nonfiction Series

AMERICAN MASTERS "Johnny Carson: King of Late Night"
Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming
Outstanding Picture Editing

AMERICAN MASTERS "Woody Allen: A Documentary"
Outstanding Directing

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Outstanding Reality Program

COUNTRY MUSIC: IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE
Outstanding Music Direction

GREAT PERFORMANCES "Andrea Bocelli Live in Central Park"
Outstanding Lighting Design/ Lighting Direction for a Variety Special

GREAT PERFORMANCES "Herbie Hancock, Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Celebrate Gershwin"
Outstanding Special Class Program

GREAT PERFORMANCES "Memphis"
Outstanding Technical Direction, Camera Work, Video Control for a Miniseries, Movie or Special

GREAT PERFORMANCES "The Thomashefskys"
Outstanding Special Class Program

GREAT PERFORMANCES "Tony Bennett: Duets II"
Outstanding Variety Special

INDEPENDENT LENS "Have You Heard from Johannesburg?" Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER "New York City Ballet George Balanchine's The Nutcracker"
Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special

MASTERPIECE CLASSIC "Downton Abbey"
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Hugh Bonneville
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Michelle Dockery
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Brendan Coyle - Jim Carter
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Maggie Smith - Joanne Froggatt
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series
Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series
Outstanding Costumes for a Series
Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series
Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score)

MASTERPIECE CLASSIC "Great Expectations"
Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries or a Movie
Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special
Outstanding Main Title Design
Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music

MASTERPIECE CONTEMPORARY "Page Eight"
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Judy Davis
Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music

MASTERPIECE CONTEMPORARY "The Song of Lunch"
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Emma Thompson

MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! "Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia"
Outstanding Miniseries or a Movie
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Benedict Cumberbatch
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Martin Freeman
Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or a Movie
Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries or a Movie
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or a Movie
Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Movie
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special
Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Original Dramatic Score)

MICHAEL FEINSTEIN: THE SINATRA LEGACY
Outstanding Music Direction

PROHIBITION
Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming
Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming
Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming

SESAME STREET: Growing Hope Against Hunger
Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming
Outstanding Children's Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition Program





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· AMERICAN MASTERS (PBS)
· DOWNTON ABBEY (PBS)
· GREAT PERFORMANCES (PBS)
· MASTERPIECE! (PBS)
· SHERLOCK (PBS)





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