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PBS Programs Receive 26 Primetime Emmy® Award Nominations

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On July 14, 2016 the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced nominations for the 68th Primetime Emmy® Awards, for which PBS programs received 26 nominations.

PBS programs receiving multiple nominations include DOWNTON ABBEY, THE FINAL SEASON on MASTERPIECE (10 nominations), SHERLOCK ON MASTERPIECE: THE ABOMINABLE BRIDE  (6 nominations), JACKIE ROBINSON (2 nominations) and LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER “Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton” (2 nominations).

"PBS would like to congratulate our producers on 26 Emmy® nominations this year,” said PBS President & CEO Paula Kerger. "We are committed to sharing important stories about our nation’s history, which is why I’m especially proud that Ken Burns’s JACKIE ROBINSON, INDEPENDENT LENS “Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” AMERICAN MASTERS and ANTIQUES ROADSHOW were recognized. Each shines a light on important moments in our past that continue to shape our nation’s future, and inspires important conversations about the direction of our country. Of course, we’re also proud that MASTERPIECE’S DOWNTON ABBEY, THE FINAL SEASON and SHERLOCK: THE ABOMINABLE BRIDE were recognized for their excellence. To all of our nominees, I’d like to offer my sincere congratulations.”

The Primetime Emmy® Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and will broadcast live on Sunday, September 18, 2016 on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

A complete list of PBS nominees and their categories follows. For a complete list of all 68th Annual Primetime Emmy® nominations, go to www.emmys.com.

PBS congratulates all of our nominees!

PBS Nominees: 

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “Walt Disney”
Outstanding Writing For Nonfiction Programming – Mark Zwonitzer, Sarah Colt and Tom Jennings

AMERICAN MASTERS
Outstanding Documentary Or Nonfiction Series 

ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
Outstanding Structured Reality Program 

DOWNTON ABBEY, THE FINAL SEASON ON MASTERPIECE
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Dame Maggie Smith
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series – Michael Engler
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series – Julian Fellowes
Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period Program (One Hour Or More)
Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series
Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series
Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour) 
Outstanding Costumes For a Period/Fantasy Series, Limited Series or Movie

INDEPENDENT LENS “Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution”
Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking

IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE “Smithsonian Salutes Ray Charles”
Outstanding Music Direction – Rickey Minor and Christian McBride

JACKIE ROBINSON
Outstanding Narrator – Keith David
Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program – David McMahon and Sarah Burns

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER “Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton”
Outstanding Music Direction – Danny Elfman
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER “Sinatra: Voice for a Century”
Outstanding Music Direction – Alan Gilbert

SHERLOCK ON MASTERPIECE: THE ABOMINABLE BRIDE
Outstanding Television Movie
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie – Benedict Cumberbatch
Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited Series, Movie or Special
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series or Movie
Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role