Downton Abbey goes head to head with Homeland for nominations for this year’s Emmy’s!


The phenomenal ITV period drama, Downton Abbey, is going head to head with one of America’s most popular dramas, Homeland, in every category they are both nominated for in this year’s Emmy awards.

Included in the bucket load of nominations it is up for, Downton Abbey has been put forward for the coveted Best Drama prize at the ceremony due to take place this September.   And it isn’t just the show getting recognition either!

Hugh Bonneville, who plays Lord Grantham in the hit ITV series, has been nominated for the Best Drama Actor award, whilst his on-screen daughter, Michelle Dockery, has been given the nod for her role as newly widowed Lady Mary.

Also nominated for their roles as Mr Carson and the Dowager Countess are Jim Carter and Dame Maggie Smith who have both been nominated in their respective categories for Best Supporting Actor, and Actress.

However, in every category that a Downton Lord, Lady or Estate are nominated, there is a nomination for hit US drama, Homeland, making this year’s shortlist the closest and tightest competition ever!

Here is the list of nominations in full:

Best Drama Series

Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game Of Thrones
House Of Cards
Mad Men

Best actor in a drama series

Hugh Bonneville – Downton Abbey
Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels – The Newsroom
Jon Hamm – Mad Men
Damian Lewis – Homeland
Kevin Spacey – House Of Cards


Best actress in a drama series

Connie Britten – Nashville
Claire Danes – Homeland
Michelle Dockery – Downton Abbey
Vera Farmiga – Bates Motel
Elisabeth Moss – Mad Men
Kerry Washington- Scandal
Robin Wright- House Of Cards

Best comedy series

30 Rock
The Big Bang Theory
Modern Family

Best actor in a comedy

Alec Baldwin- 30 Rock
Jason Bateman – Arrested DEvelopment
Louis CK – Louis
Don Cheadle – House Of Lies
Matt LeBlance- Episodes
Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory

Best actress in a comedy

Laura Dern – Enlightened
Lena Dunham – Girls
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey – 30 Rock
Julia-Louis Dreyfus – Veep
Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation

Best miniseries or TV movie

American Horror Story: Asylum
The Bible
Behind The Candelabra
Phil Spector
Political Animals
Top Of The Lake

Best actor in a miniseries or TV movie

Benedict Cumberbatch – Parade’s End
Matt Damon – Behind The Candelabra
Michael Douglas – Behind The Candelabra
Toby Jones – The Girl
Al Pacino – Phil Spector

Best actress in a miniseries or TV movie

Jessica Lange – American Horror Story
Helen Mirren – Phil Spector
Laura Linney – The Big C
Elisabeth Moss – Top Of The Lake
Sigourney Weaver – Political Animals

Best supporting actor in a drama series

Jonathan Banks – Breaking Bad
Bobby Cannavale – Boardwalk Empire
Jim Carter – Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage – Game Of Thrones
Mandy Patinkin – Homeland
Aaron Paul – Breaking Bad

Upstairs and Downstairs come together for a cricket match, even the Dowager Countess seems to be enjoying herself.

Best supporting actress in a drama series

Morena Baccarin – Homeland
Christine Baranski – The Good Wife
Emilia Clarke – Game of Thrones
Anna Gunn – Breaking Bad
Christina Hendricks – Mad Men
Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey