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Downton Abbey

Int'l Emmys to honor 'Downton Abbey' creator Julian Fellowes

The timing couldn't be better for the International Emmys to honor "Downton Abbey" writer and creator Julian Fellowes as the acclaimed British period drama wraps up its sixth and last season with a Christmas Day finale on Britain's ITV.

Elizabeth McGovern, who stars as Cora Crawley, Countess of Grantham, and the show's executive producer Gareth Neame will present the honorary International Emmy Founders Award to Fellowes Monday night at the Hilton New York.

"Downton Abbey" was never nominated for an International Emmy honoring excellence in TV productions outside the U.S. because its producers opted to compete in the Primetime Emmys, winning 12 awards and...