PBS Receives Two Primetime Emmy® Awards

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MASTERPIECE "Sherlock: The Abominable Bride" Picture Shows: MARTIN FREEMAN as John Watson and BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH as Sherlock Holmes. © Robert Viglasky/Hartswood Films and BBC Wales for BBC One and MASTERPIECE.


On Sunday, September 18, PBS received two Primetime Emmy® Awards, one for Sherlock: The Abominable Bride on MASTERPIECE and one for Downton Abbey, The Final Season on MASTERPIECE. These awards join an additional six Creative Arts Primetime Emmys® that PBS won on September 10 and 11. MASTERPIECE received an overall total of five Emmy® Awards between the two contests.

"Congratulations to all public media programs honored with Emmys this year, including ‘Sherlock: The Abominable Bride’ and ‘Downton Abbey’ in its final season on MASTERPIECE,” said Paula Kerger, President and CEO of PBS. “And we're thrilled that the Academy has recognized public television for offering such exceptional drama. Congratulations to the MASTERPIECE team, and individual honoree, Maggie Smith, on their Emmy wins."

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PBS’ Primetime Emmy® award winners are: 

Downton Abbey, The Final Season on MASTERPIECE
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Dame Maggie Smith

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride on MASTERPIECE
Outstanding Television Movie