01:47 PM EDT 08/26/2014

Add PEOPLE News

Downton Abbey

Credit: People.com Photo Illustration by Linzi Silverman; Photos Provided by PBS & MTV
What If MTV Ran the Emmy Awards?

UpdatePosted 08/25/2014 09:20AM

What If MTV Ran the Emmy Awards?

Originally posted 08/20/2014 07:10PM

To avoid a conflict with Sunday Night Football, NBC moved the 2014 Emmy Awards telecast up a month, to August 25. But in swerving clear of the football juggernaut, the Emmys steered right into the lane of the landmark cultural occasion of late August: the MTV VMAs, scheduled for one day prior.

It got us thinking: What if we took things to their logical conclusion and handed MTV control of the Emmys, as well?

Using categories from both the VMAs and their summertime counterpart, the MTV Movie Awards, we've imagined what would happen if the cable network was in charge of handing out trophies for everything that's on TV, not just music videos.

Massive spoilers below!

Read More

Credit: Courtesy Carnival Film and Television
Why Downton Abbey Is the Drama to Beat at the Emmy Awards | Downton Abbey

Why Downton Abbey Is the Drama to Beat at the Emmy Awards

Originally posted 08/24/2014 05:25PM

There's a reason why Downton Abbey made it into the Guinness Book of World Records as the most critically acclaimed television show – it's so good.

From the lavish set decoration to the exquisite costumes to unforgettable performances from cast members including Emmy nominees Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter and Joanne Froggatt, the British series – which has already won 11 Emmys over the years and is up for outstanding drama – is in a class all of its own.

Read More

Credit: PBS
Why Downton Abbey's Maggie Smith Should Win an Emmy

Downton Abbey

Why Downton Abbey's Maggie Smith Should Win an Emmy

Originally posted 08/22/2014 05:45PM

If there were an Emmy Award for scene stealing, Maggie Smith would win it every time.

Whether she's delivering lines with deadly precision or arching an eyebrow to withering effect, it's obvious why Dame Maggie has won a Golden Globe, two Screen Actors Guild awards and two Emmys for playing Lady Violet, the Dowager Countess, on Downton Abbey.

Smith, 79, nominated again this year as outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, is "the Queen of the Double Take," says costar Jim Carter, who is also nominated for an Emmy this year for playing Mr. Carson.

Read More

UpdatePosted 08/22/2014 05:15PM

See These Adorable Kids Re-Enact the Grittiest Emmy-Nominated Dramas

Originally posted 08/22/2014 04:10PM

The world of prestige TV is not a safe one for children. When people aren't being eaten by dragons, they're getting pushed in front of subway cars or murdered in other dangerous ways.

What's one way to make these shows more kid-friendly? Remake them with actual kids, of course!

Read More

Credit: PBS
Why Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt Should Win an Emmy

Downton Abbey

Why Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt Should Win an Emmy

Originally posted 08/22/2014 04:50PM

Some moments in the past season of Downton Abbey were heartbreakingly sad to watch. And most of those scenes featured Joanne Froggatt, whose character, maid Anna Bates, suffered a brutal sexual assault.

While some thought the storyline was poorly handled in the period drama, Froggatt, 34, who's nominated for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series at the Emmys, reveals it was an eye-opening experience for her.

"Since the storyline aired, I've received messages from women that have been through a similar experience to Anna in their own lives," she told E! last month. And like Anna, a lot of those women had felt unable to talk about what had happened to them.

Read More

Advertisement
Credit: PBS
Why Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery Should Win an Emmy

Downton Abbey

Why Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery Should Win an Emmy

Originally posted 08/22/2014 04:05PM

She began the fourth season of Downton Abbey in deep mourning over the sudden loss of her husband. But the spark deep within the heart of Michelle Dockery's character, Lady Mary Crawley, couldn't remain buried for long.

As the episodes went on, she found her way out of the darkness, and as series creator Julian Fellows says, she began "entertaining the notion that she could fall in love again."

Watching Dockery, 32, who's nominated for the third straight year for outstanding lead actress in a drama series at the Emmys, move from crushing sadness to believing in the possibility of a happy ending (all without losing her caustic wit) was more than a little inspiring.

Read More

Credit: PEOPLE.com Illustration By Debra Cartwright
Can You Guess the Best Series Emmy Nominations?

Can You Guess the Best Series Emmy Nominations?

Originally posted 08/20/2014 09:50PM

Say, which shows are nominated at the Emmys this year?

You may be able to name a few, but we're betting you can't remember every single series nominated in the Outstanding Drama, Outstanding Comedy and Outstanding Miniseries categories this year.

So, we've built this infographic to test your TV knowledge. Can you get the names of all 18 shows just from one object or symbol? It's harder than it looks, so to help you out, we've listed each show's network underneath.

Happy guessing! (The answers are at the bottom, if you want to cheat.)

Read More

Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty; David Livingston/Getty; Kevin Mazur/Getty
Christina Aguilera Delivers, Uzo Aduba Wins an Emmy & More Weekend News

What You Missed Over The Weekend

Christina Aguilera's New Baby, Gwyneth Paltrow's New Man & More Weekend News

Originally posted 08/17/2014 08:00PM

Famous families grabbed headlines this weekend, from the Crawley clan's water bottle faux-pas and NPH's sweet photo to Christina's baby girl. Here's the news you might have missed:

Read More

Credit: Courtesy WaterAid UK
Downton Abbey Cast Responds to 'Water-Bottle-Gate' in Amusing Photo

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey Cast Responds to 'Water-Bottle-Gate' in Amusing Photo

Originally posted 08/16/2014 01:05PM

The Crawley crew has once again found its way out of a soggy situation.

On Saturday, the Downton Abbey cast issued an appropriately cheeky response to water-bottle-gate, after a historically inaccurate promotional photo went viral on Thursday. The rebound is perfectly in keeping with the family's ability to finesse an awkward situation with creativity, nobility – and a dash of humor.

Read More

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey Photo Gaffe Sparks Internet Sensation

Originally posted 08/15/2014 09:30AM



Say this for the Crawleys: They sure know how to hydrate.

Thing is, as this publicity photo to help hype the upcoming season 5 of Downton Abbey all too nakedly displays, for once the noble family has done something wrong – and very publicly.

As picked up by the BBC and several other news outlets worldwide – to say nothing of fans by the thousands – a very modern plastic water bottle perched behind them spoils the otherwise perfect period pose of Robert, Earl of Grantham (Hugh Bonneville), and his daughter, Lady Edith Crawley (Laura Carmichael), as they stand before the grand mantelpiece of the manor.

Read More

From Our Partners