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Monday, September 19, 2011

And the winner is.......

On September 18 the Emmy Awards were presented live from Los Angeles. Here are some highlights of interest:

For the fourth consecutive year, "Mad Men" was given the Emmy for Best Drama Series. Seasons 1 through 4 of "Mad Men" are available in the Merrick Library DVD collection.

Melissa McCarthy won the Emmy for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for the show "Mike and Molly." McCarthy has also been praised for her standout performance in the movie "Bridesmaids," due to come out this week on DVD at Merrick Library

A major winner was the PBS "Masterpiece" miniseries "Downton Abbey." This depiction of the privileged and their servants in pre-World War I England won Emmys for Best Miniseries, Best Director, Best Writing and Best Supporting Actress. "Downton Abbey" is part of the Merrick Library's DVD collection.

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