'Downton Abbey' to Receive BAFTA Tribute

Nick Briggs

The ceremony will take place Aug. 11.

Downton Abbey is set to be honored by the the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

The period drama will be honored with a special award and ceremony Aug. 11, announced BAFTA. The cast and crew will be on hand for the celebration, which will be filmed and broadcast later this year on the U.K.'s ITV, which broadcasts Downton Abbey overseas. (The show airs on PBS in the U.S.)

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“As Downton Abbey moves towards its conclusion with the final season this autumn, I speak for the entire cast and crew when I say how honoured we are that the Academy will recognise the show with this Special Award," said Downton executive producer Gareth Neame. "Not only is Downton a much-loved show in Britain, it has had huge success in both the U.S. and right around the world, waving the flag for Britain and our creative content and that's why the BAFTA recognition means so much to us all.”

Downton Abbey is produced by Carnival Film & Television, part of NBCUniversal International Studios. In March, ITV and Carnival announced that the series would end with the upcoming season six.

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