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Downton stars emotional over final season

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Downton stars emotional over final season

Actor Jim Carter was deeply touched after learning people cried at the beginning of Downton Abbey's last series.

The 67-year-old's role as loyal butler Mr Carson in the period drama has won him fans around the globe. At last night's (20Sept15) Emmy Awards in Los Angeles he was nominated for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series, but lost out to Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage.

While he graced the red carpet, fans tuned into the first episode of Downton's sixth season back in the UK.

"It finished about half an hour ago in England and I've had a few texts saying they are in tears so that is nice," Jim said at the showbiz event, according to Britain's The Mirror newspaper.

The star wasn't over-thinking winning yesterday, believing the decision was "in the lap of the gods".

Also in attendance at the ceremony was Joanne Froggatt, who was a far cry from her ladies' maid alter ego Anna Bates. She stunned in a pale rose pink dress by J. Mendel, which made her feel comfortable as well as look sensational.

"It is summery and light and thank goodness, it's so hot I'm happy I chose a lightweight dress," she laughed.

"I'm feeling good, I got off a flight yesterday and am rushing back tonight but I'm feeling pretty good."

Despite missing out on outstanding supporting actress in a drama series last night (20Sep15), Joanne was happy to be celebrating the show. However, she couldn't partake in after-party antics.

"The first episode aired tonight in the UK so it's such lovely timing, I'm so happy to be here. I have to fly back so can't go to a party but will have a glass of champagne on the flight instead," she grinned.

She also addressed the topic of a Downton film as creator Julian Fellowes has hinted at a big screen adaptation.

"It's a great idea, it would be lovely and I would love to do it. The difficulty would be getting everyone together," she added.

- Cover Media