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On TV Tonight: Watch the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards

While UK Fans are lucky to be seeing the Season 2 premiere of Downton Abbey tonight on ITV as well as its competition Spooks (aka MI-5 in the U.S., which our Matthew Macfadyen was an original cast member along with his real-life wife, actress Keeley Hawes at the first few seasons of the long-running British spy drama series before he was cast in Pride & Prejudice) with the premiere of the first episode (of six) of its 10th and final season on BBC. Well, here in the U.S., The 63rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards is on tonight starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Fox with host Jane Lynch aka Glee's (Sue Sylvester). The following period dramas/miniseries (starring a few of our favorite P&P actors) are nominated for an Emmy Award such as (Penelope Wilton) with 11 nominations, The Pillars of the Earth (Matthew Macfadyen and Donald Sutherland) with 7, and Any Human Heart (Matthew Macfadyen and Tom Hollander) with 4 nominations.  See all the categories they are nominated here: Downton Abbey, The Pillars of the Earth, and Any Human Heart nominated for 2011's Primetime Emmy Awards

UPDATE: 4 Wins
(and a total of 6 Primetime Emmy Awards including 2 wins at last week's Creative Arts Emmy 2011) for Downton Abbey tonight including Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for Maggie Smith and the big prize: Outstanding Miniseries or Made for Television Movie! Congrats to Downton Abbey's cast and crew and PBS Masterpiece Classic!!!!!!
 


Note: Downton Abbey already won 2 Creative Arts Emmy 2011, (which was already handed out a week ago prior to the Emmys) for Costumes and Cinematography For A Miniseries Or TV Movie. 
The Pillars of The Earth
won Sound Editing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special. 

Best of luck tonight to PBS Masterpiece's Downton Abbey and Any Human Heart and Starz' The Pillars of The Earth!

Primetime Emmy Award Winners 2011

Outstanding Miniseries or Made for Television Movie
Winner: "Downton Abbey" (2010)
Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Winner: Maggie Smith for "Downton Abbey" (2010)
Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special


I'll try to LIVE Blog here tonight (if I make it on time at the start of the show or will just randomly live update here, lol) and post/update here the Emmy Winners...

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