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This is a banner year for the British at the Emmy Awards. The masters and servants of "Downton Abbey" did well in drama, English detectives "Sherlock" and "Luther" took over the movie/miniseries categories, and British thespians contend in many categories. PBS' "Masterpiece," which airs "Downton," "Sherlock" and three other contenders, earned a series high 37 nominations. Other British programs and performers bring the total up to 50. To see them all View Gallery This Emmy infatuation with all things British is nothing new. "Elizabeth R," a six-parter about Elizabeth I starring Oscar champ Glenda Jackson, won Best Drama Series in 1972 edging out, among others, "The Six Wives of Henry VIII," another BBC six-parter about the love life of Elizabeth's father. The period piece "Upstairs, Downstairs" won Best Drama Series in 1974, 1975 and »

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