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Aah, the weekend is upon us, and there are three programs to note as we welcome the Autumnal Equinox.

Kicking things off is The Power of Three, the fourth and next-to-last episode in 2012 of Doctor Who, which airs tomorrow, September 22, at 9PM Eastern as part of BBC America’s Supernatural Saturday.

Millions of sinister little black cubes have fallen to Earth. Is this an invasion? Experts from around the globe have no idea of who sent them, what’s inside them, and what’s going to happen because of them, so it’s up to The Doctor and the Ponds to figure things out and save the world.

Guest stars include Steven Berkoff (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), who plays “a rather sinister character” according to Karen Gillan; Jemma Redgrave (Bramwell) as Kate Stewart; and Mark Williams (Harry Potter), who returns as Rory’s dad.

On Sunday, September 23, we have Before the Frost, the third and final episode of Wallander III, which airs at 9PM on PBS. Swans are set alight. A hiker and Anna, a friend of Wallander’s daughter, Linda, both go missing. And somehow they are all connected to an arsonous religious fanatic and cult.

And neither last nor least is the telecast of the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards, also on Sunday. The Emmys Red Carpet Live pre-show starts at 7PM and the awards ceremony begins at 8PM.

Which British TV star(s) will bring home an Emmy? Here’s a recap of the nominees:

Outstanding Drama Series

  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Breaking Bad
  • Downton Abbey
  • Game of Thrones
  • Homeland
  • Mad Men

Outstanding Lead Actress In a Drama Series

  • Kathy Bates — Harriet Korn, Harry’s Law
  • Glenn Close — Patty Hewes, Damages
  • Claire Danes — Carrie Mathison, Homeland
  • Michelle Dockery — Lady Mary Crawley, Downton Abbey
  • Juliana Margulies — Alicia Florrick, The Good Wife
  • Elizabeth Moss — Peggy Olson, Mad Men

Outstanding Lead Actor In a Drama Series

  • Hugh Bonneville — Robert, Earl of Grantham, Downton Abbey
  • Steve Buscemi — Nucky Thompson, Boardwalk Empire
  • Bryan Cranston — Walter White, Breaking Bad
  • Michael C. Hall — Dexter Morgan, Dexter
  • Jon Hamm — Don Draper, Mad Men
  • Damian Lewis — Nicholas Brody, Homeland

Outstanding Supporting Actress In a Drama Series

  • Christine Baranski — Diane Lockhart, The Good Wife
  • Joanne Froggatt — Anna, Downton Abbey
  • Anna Gunn — Skyler White, Breaking Bad
  • Christina Hendricks — Joan Holloway Harris, Mad Men
  • Archie Panjabi — Kalinda Sharma, The Good Wife
  • Maggie Smith — Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham, Downton Abbey

Outstanding Supporting Actor In a Drama Series

  • Jim Carter — Mr. Carson, Downton Abbey
  • Brendan Coyle — John Bates, Downton Abbey
  • Peter Dinklage — Tyrion Lannister, Game Of Thrones
  • Giancarlo Esposito — Gustavo ‘Gus’ Fring, Breaking Bad
  • Jared Harris — Lane Pryce, Mad Men
  • Aaron Paul — Jesse Pinkman, Breaking Bad

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie

Outstanding Lead Actress In a Miniseries or Movie

  • Connie Britton — Vivien Harmon, American Horror Story
  • Ashley Judd — Rebecca Winstone, Missing
  • Nicole Kidman — Martha Gellhorn, Hemingway & Gellhorn
  • Julianne Moore — Sarah Palin, Game Change
  • Emma Thompson — She, The Song Of Lunch (Masterpiece)

Outstanding Lead Actor In a Miniseries or Movie

  • Kevin Costner — ‘Devil’ Anse Hatfield, Hatfields & McCoys
  • Benedict Cumberbatch — Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)
  • Idris Elba — John Luther, Luther
  • Woody Harrelson — Steve Schmidt, Game Change
  • Clive Owen — Ernest Hemingway, Hemingway & Gellhorn
  • Bill Paxton — Randall McCoy, Hatfields & McCoys

Outstanding Supporting Actress In a Miniseries or Movie

  • Frances Conroy — Moira, American Horror Story
  • Judy Davis — Jill Tankard, Page Eight (Masterpiece)
  • Jessica Lange — Constance Langdon, American Horror Story
  • Sarah Paulson — Nicolle Wallace, Game Change
  • Mare Winningham — Sally McCoy, Hatfields & McCoys

Outstanding Supporting Actor In a Miniseries or Movie

  • Tom Berenger — Jim Vance, Hatfields & McCoys
  • Martin Freeman — Dr. John Watson, Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)
  • Ed Harris — John McCain, Game Change
  • Denis O’Hare — Larry Harvey, American Horror Story
  • David Strathairn — John Dos Passos, Hemingway & Gellhorn

Good luck to all of the nominees!


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