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HBO dominates the Emmy nominations

July 14, 2011|By Susan King and Rene Lynch | Los Angeles Times

Although there has been a lot of funding turmoil at PBS, it earned 43 nominations, including 11 nominations for its lavish "Masterpiece Theatre" miniseries about the British aristocracy, "Downton Abbey," which was nominated for best miniseries and best lead actress in a movie or miniseries for Elizabeth McGovern. "Masterpiece Theatre's" reboot of its 1970s classic, "Upstairs, Downstairs," earned six nominations, including one for Jean Marsh for lead actress in a TV movie or miniseries. It's deja vu for Marsh: She was nominated three years in a row for her performance in the series when it originally aired.

Rounding out the nominees in the movies and miniseries category is "Pillars of the Earth," which will be competing with "Mildred Pierce," "The Kennedys," "Too Big to Fail," "Cinema Verite" and "Downton Abbey."

Jane Lynch, who won the Emmy for supporting actress in a comedy for "Glee" last year, is hosting the ceremony. The show is set to air Sept. 18 on Fox.

susan.king@latimes.com, rene.lynch@latimes.com

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