Julian Fellowes, creator, writer, and executive producer of Downton Abbey, was honored with the Founders Award at the 2015 International Emmy® Awards celebration.
Lord Julian Fellowes, whose period drama Downton Abbey has kept viewers on both sides of the pond and nearly every corner of the world riveted to telly screens for six seasons, received the Founders Award from Elizabeth McGovern, who plays Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham, in the series.
The sixth and final season of Downton Abbey premieres in the US on Sunday, 3 January 2016, at 9 PM ET, on PBS Masterpiece. (Check your local listings.)
The only British TV series to win an Emmy at last night’s ceremony was Sky 1’s 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy, for Best Non-Scripted Entertainment.
50 Ways star Baz Ashmawy, who will return with his ma for another set of adventures in the second series, tweeted this after receiving the award:
— Baz Ashmawy (@bazashmawy) November 24, 2015