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Downton Abbey took home the award for outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama series at the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Saturday evening.
The PBS show, currently airing its sixth and final season, was nominated alongside Game of Thrones, Homeland, House of Cards and Mad Men.
“We’ve been coming here for six years and we have only encountered the most amazing generosity and kindness from American actors,” said Lesley Nicol, who plays cook Mrs. Patmore on the show, while accepting the award for the cast. “To be nominated in this category is mind-blowing for us.”
She continued: “You know, we’re a British show — what the heck are we doing here? And we’re up against your TV royalty, so this is a deep honor, just phenomenal, so thank you.”
This is the third win in the category for the period drama, which also won last year.
Comedy nominees Keegan-Michael Key and Julia Louis-Dreyfus presented the award. “Why would they have two people in comedy do it?” the Veep star asked, prompting Michael Key to say, “Don’t overthink it … the drinks are free.”
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