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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Downton Abbey a contender for drama Emmy

ITV1's period drama Downton Abbey is up for the main prize at the 2012 Primetime Emmys.

The show is nominated for best drama, alongside Mad Men, Homeland, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad and Boardwalk Empire.

Downton stars Hugh Bonneville and Michelle Dockery are also up for best actor and best actress in a drama.

The show won best mini-series in 2011 but will compete in the drama category at this year's ceremony.

It faces stiff competition from Mad Men, which is up for its fifth best drama award, comments the BBC. All the finalists are unusually good viewing: Homeland in particular had us pinned to the couch as its nail-biting scenario wound on.

If it takes the prize, it will have won the title more times than any other show.

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