The Emmy Award nominations were announced this morning. Downton Abbey and was nominated for Outstanding Drama and Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary) is up for Outstanding Lead Actress in a drama, as well as Dame Maggie Smith (the Dowager Countess) for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a drama. My personal favorite performance of the year, Matthew McConaughey as anti-hero Rust Cohle on True Detective, also got a nomination. Here is the complete list of the nominees. (The awards ceremony will air on August 25 on NBC.) Did any of your favs get left out?
The New York Daily News reports this morning that filming has begun on Downton Abbey’s fifth season. Mary’s love life was left up in the air at the conclusion of last season, with more than one suitor in the running. From the looks of at least one of these photos, it seems possible that Branson is a dark horse in the race. (I can dream, can’t I?) View all photos from the set of Downton Abbey, Season Five