PBS receives 43 Emmy nominations
PBS programs have received a record 43 nominations for this year’s Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, announced today by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. This is the largest number of Primetime Emmy nominations PBS has ever received. MASTERPIECE programs led the way for public broadcasting with a combined 25 nominations.
The PBS programs with multiple nominations include MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Downton Abbey” (11), MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Upstairs Downstairs” (6), MASTERPIECE CLASSIC “Any Human Heart” (4), MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! “Sherlock: A Study In Pink” (4), AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “Freedom Riders” (3), and AMERICAN MASTERS “LennoNYC” with two nominations. See a complete list of the nominees.
“Downton Abbey” the most nominated series, will air as an encore presentation over four Sundays beginning August 7 at 9 p.m. on WCVE PBS/WHTJ PBS. Season Two of “Downton Abbey” is scheduled to premiere Winter 2012.