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Julian Fellowes, creator, writer, and executive producer of Downton Abbey, was honored with the Founders Award at the 2015 International Emmy® Awards celebration.

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International Emmy Awards © 2015 International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

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:

To see the Euro TV programs and actors that won at the 2015 International Emmy Awards, click here. The complete list of winners is at the International Emmy Awards website.


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2015 International Emmy® Awards: Downton Abbey’s Julian Fellowes Receives Founders Award