Downton Abbey's Dame Maggie Smith has won the Emmy Award for best supporting actress in a drama series.
Maggie Smith of Downton Abbey won the Emmy Award for best supporting actress in a drama series.
She plays the Countess of Grantham in the popular PBS series and has won two previous Emmys.
She beat Christina Hendricks of Mad Men, Anna Gunn of Breaking Bad, Joanne Froggatt of Downton Abbey, Christine Baranski of The Good Wife and Archie Panjabi of The Good Wife.
British acting was applauded in last night's Emmy Awards, with Dame Maggie Smith and Homeland's Damien Lewis picking up gongs
Damian Lewis has picked up an Emmy award for his portrayal of an American soldier in hit show Homeland.
Downton Abbey and Sherlock will lead the British pack as the television stars turn out for the ceremony in Los Angeles.