PBS Programs Receive 58 Primetime Emmy® Award Nominations
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!
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