MASTERPIECE Receives Three SAG Award Nominations

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Image: MASTERPIECE "Downton Abbey, Season 5" (credit: courtesy of ©Nick Briggs/Carnival Films 2014 for MASTERPIECE)


On December 10, 2014, nominees for the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced, recognizing outstanding film and television performances in 2014. PBS congratulates MASTERPIECE and the cast of "Downton Abbey" for earning two nominations and Benedict Cumberbatch for earning one. Winners will be announced during a Jan. 25 ceremony in Los Angeles.

The cast of MASTERPIECE CLASSIC "Downton Abbey" was recognized by the Screen Actors Guild with a nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. In addition, Dame Maggie Smith ("Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham") received a nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series.

For his performance in MASTERPIECE "Sherlock, Season 3: His Last Vow," Benedict Cumberbatch (“Sherlock Holmes”) earned a nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries.

"Downton Abbey" returns to PBS for a fifth season beginning Jan. 4, 2015 at 9 p.m. ET (check local listings). Rejoin the Crawley family for a fifth season of intimately interlaced stories centered on the English country estate.