Winslet, Pearce Pick Up Emmys For HBO's 'Mildred Pierce'

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Kate Winslet and Guy Pearce picked up Emmys for their work in HBO's Mildred Pierce.
While Winslet thanked her mom in accepting the Emmy for lead actress in a movie or miniseries for her portrayal of the lead, Pearce was more effusive in his speech for outstanding actor in a miniseries or movie for his role as Monty Beragon: "I got to have sex with Kate Winslet many, many times..Kate, thank you for allowing me to insert myself into your world."
He also thanked his "real-life wife, Kate, who had to listen to me talk about it every day."
HBO, which had nominees for Mildred Pierce, Cinema Verite and Too Big To Fail, came up second, as did Reelz's The Kennedys, to PBS's Masterpiece Downtown Abbey, which collected the category's top honor, as well as victories by Julian Fellows for writing, Brian Percival for directing and an absent Maggie Smith for supporting actress.