Emmy race for drama writing: 'Mad Men' vs.'Downton Abbey'

Emmy race for drama writing: 'Mad Men' vs.'Downton Abbey'
A real drama is heating up in the race for Best Drama Writing, as two recent script-writing champions face off for the first time: three-time writing winner Matthew Weiner ("Mad Men") and last year's Movie/Miniseries scripter Julian Fellowes ("Downton Abbey). Weiner actually contends for two of the five slots this year, making him the favorite in this race. He co-wrote both of his nominated episodes ("Far Away Places" and "The Other Woman") with "Mad Men" staffer Semi Chellas. Meanwhile, Fellowes stands alone as the sole writer of his nominated episode ("Episode Seven") of "Downton Abbey." A third episode of "Mad Men" also contends for Best Drama Writing: "Commissions and Fees" written by Andre Jacquemetton and Maria Jacquemetton. This brings "Mad Men's" tally to 13 different writing nods over its first five seasons. In the entire history of the Emmys...
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