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PBS Programs Receive 58 Primetime Emmy® Award Nominations

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

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 SeriesOutstanding Writing for a Drama SeriesOutstanding Casting for a Drama SeriesOutstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera SeriesOutstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series Outstanding Costumes for a SeriesOutstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera SeriesOutstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama SeriesOutstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score)

MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Great Expectations”Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries or a Movie Outstanding Cinematography For Miniseries or 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 SpecialOutstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic SpecialOutstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or a MovieOutstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries or a MovieOutstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or a Movie  Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or a SpecialOutstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a MovieOutstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a SpecialOutstanding 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