Take a peek at the PBS Masterpiece Emmy campaign

PBS had great success last year at the Emmy Awards with major wins by “Downton Abbey” and Maggie Smith in the movie/miniseries categories. As reported a few weeks ago, the TV Academy has ruled that the second season of that program must now compete in the drama categories for 2012. Fortunately for the public television network, they have plenty of past awards winners in contention in the longform categories and hope to fill the void that “Downton Abbey” will leave behind.

Gold Derby has confirmed the official acting category submissions from PBS for the shows that fall under its long-running “Masterpiece” banner. Other eligible performers could be submitting on their own.

BEST DRAMA SERIES
Downton Abbey

BEST DRAMA ACTRESS
Downton Abbey (Michelle Dockery)
Downton Abbey (Elizabeth McGovern)

BEST DRAMA ACTOR
Downton Abbey (Hugh Bonneville)
Downton Abbey (Dan Stevens)

BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Downton Abbey (Joanne Froggatt)
Downton Abbey (Maggie Smith)

BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTOR
Downton Abbey (Jim Carter)
Downton Abbey (Brendan Coyle)

BEST DRAMA GUEST ACTRESS
None

BEST DRAMA GUEST ACTOR
Downton Abbey (Iain Glen)

BEST TV MOVIE/MINISERIES
Birdsong
Great Expectations
Page Eight
Sherlock

BEST TV MOVIE/MINISERIES ACTRESS
Birdsong (Clemence Poesy)
Page Eight (Rachel Weisz)
The Song of Lunch (Emma Thompson)

BEST TV MOVIE/MINISERIES ACTOR
Birdsong (Eddie Redmayne)
Great Expectations (Douglas Booth)
Page Eight (Bill Nighy)
Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch)
The Song of Lunch (Alan Rickman)

BEST TV MOVIE/MINISERIES SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Great Expectations (Gillian Anderson)
Page Eight (Judy Davis)
Sherlock (Louise Brealey)
Sherlock (Lara Pulver)

BEST TV MOVIE/MINISERIES SUPPORTING ACTOR
Great Expectations (Ray Winstone)
Page Eight (Ralph Fiennes)
Page Eight (Michael Gambon)
Sherlock (Martin Freeman)

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2 thoughts on “Take a peek at the PBS Masterpiece Emmy campaign

  1. ooops sorry, meant to say…. Alan Rickman… what other actor could pull off having a camera right up in his face, detailing every nuance for 40 minutes and make it work beautifully? NONE!

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