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Downton Abbey' Season 6 Spoilers: Will Mary Get Married?

(this may be the best article I’ve come across regarding S6 speculation. Note - yes i’m biased, but someone put into words what my gut feels… ALSO, this is the first media writes who actually GETS Mary. Spot on.)

“The untouched beauty of the British countryside is alluring, but not so much compared to the people’s lives that inhabit the wonderful estate in the hit TV show, “Downton Abbey.” The show, written by Julian Fellowes, has consistently received increasing viewership and critical acclaim, not to mention, a few Emmy Awards too.

Since executive producer, Graeth Neame said that the miniseries will end with Season 6, everyone wants to know if Lady Mary Crawley’s (Michelle Dockery) wedding will be announced. If the last two minutes of the previous season indicate anything, it is that Mary’s dormant love life has undergone a sort of resurgence. She has two love interests: Henry Talbot (Matthew Goode) and Charles Blake (Julian Ovenden).

Mary spent most of Season 5 with Charles, displaying her ladylike qualities: smugness and sarcasm. What developed later was a delicate, comfortable friendship. She met Charles Blake so often in London and even sought his company at balls, luncheon and at fashion shows.

However, as with any drama series, Mary’s interest diverts towards another person, the absolutely dashing Henry Talbot. The last scene in season 5 ends with Mary standing still as Henry takes off in his car.

It is so rare to see any member of the “Downton Abbey” characters display any sort of strong reaction. They’re the quintessential examples of the British stiff-upper lip. However, Mary’s brief moments with Henry and her bold gestures towards him, ignited speculations that she , could in fact become Lady Mary Talbot before long.

Nevertheless, there are two things to consider: Charles hasn’t yet forsaken his feelings for her. And Mary is known to choose a suitor who is conservative yet broad-minded enough to accept her for who she is: confident, vain, brazen, jealous, smug and caring towards the person she loves.

Her complex character has left many of her suitors baffled, and so far, only Matthew (Dan Stevens) and Charles seem to have understood her fully. Both have been relegated to friend-zones but Mary has often undergone a change of heart towards her friends.

Sure, Henry Talbot descends from the same class as Mary and is infinitely better looking than Charles, but Henry’s dashing looks could only get him so far. Mary, as shown in previous seasons, falls in love with the character, rather than the persona one projects.

So Henry could perhaps briefly distract Mary, but her real suitor would be one who cradles her feelings with care and one who is very, very real, much like Charles.

As Gareth Neame said in an interview to Variety, “I think it’s made for such an interesting show, and made Mary’s life incredibly complex. People root for her to end up with the right guy. I think a lot of people thought in season five it would be one of the two guys (Tom Cullen as Lord Gillingham and Julian Ovenden as Charles Blake), and she’s not that straightforward.”

The production for Season 6 is ongoing and will air later this year on ITV.“

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Ten Talented Black Actress nominated for the 67th Emmy Awards

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA 
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Taraji P. Henson, Empire

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA

Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA

Cicely Tyson, How to Get Away With Murder 

Khandi Alexander, Scandal 

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

Niecy Nash, Getting On

LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

Queen Latifah, Bessie

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

Regina King, American Crime

Angela Bassett, American Horror Story: Freak Show

Mo’Nique, Bessie

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Viola Davis & Taraji P. Henson Make History as First Two Black Women to Score Emmy Nominations in Same Year for Best Lead Actress in Drama Series
Given the success of freshman series How to Get Away with Murder and Empire – not to mention the rave reviews for each show’s leading lady – Viola Davis and Taraji P. Henson were considered locks for Emmy nominations in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category. In fact, had either actress been...

These cable network tv series had better recognize this coming fall. Viola and Taraji are taking over 2015-2016.

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Congratulations to Viola Davis for her 2015 Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her Lead Role in ABC’s How To Get Away With Murder.

On being nominated alongside Taraji P. Henson: “I just feel that it’s our time. I really do. When we put in the work, I think that it becomes undeniable. It’s our time to be included in the narrative. We’re as much a part of this world and this life as anyone else, and our world and our story and our images, they need to be put out there.”

Emmy week: the big day is here!

This photo has it all: a weird height-warping optical illusion, that hot guy from the “Scully gets a tattoo and has adventures” episode, a possible lurking Skinner, a really stellar monochromatic outfit on the lady in the background, and our favourite iridescent mermaid shawl

The only thing missing is Gillian’s Emmy, but she’ll pick that up later.

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Gail Fisher and co-star Mike Connors in series “Mannix”.

(Gail won an Emmy award for outstanding performance by an actress in a dramatic supporting role and 2 Golden Globe awards for best supporting actress & best actress. She was the first African-American woman to win an Emmy and Golden Globe)

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Who’s That Man… In Mr Turk

It’s Dan Savage!  You may know Dan from his regular appearances on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, his best selling book “American Savage,” his sex advice column/podcast “Savage Love” or his Emmy Award winning You-Tube campaign “It Gets Better.” But perhaps Mr. Savage is best known as the husband of Terry Miller, The Mr Turk swimwear model.

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