Downton Abbey nominated for best drama at the Golden Globes

The British period drama is up against Breaking Bad, Masters of Sex, House of Cards and The Good Wife

Downton Abbey has been nominated for best drama television series at the 2014 Golden Globes. 


The programme, following the lives, loves and scandals of the aristocratic Crawley family and their staff in 1920s Yorkshire, is up against Breaking Bad, The Good Wife, House Of Cards and Masters Of Sex. 

The hit ITV period drama, which airs on PBS America in the US, is the only British show in the best drama category.

Downton Abbey won best mini-series at the Golden Globes in 2012. It was also nominated for best drama last year, but lost out to Homeland. In the same year, Maggie Smith, who plays the quick-witted Dowager Countess, took home best supporting actress in a TV drama.

The fourth series of Downton Abbey, starring Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville and Michelle Dockery, has just come to a close in the UK and is set to air in the US next year. 

The winner of the accolade will be revealed at an awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton on 12 January 2014. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the event for the second year in a row.

Downton Abbey returns to ITV for a festive special on Christmas Day.