I watched last night's Emmy awards for the best of television the past year and unless I was deaf, the words DOWNTON ABBEY never were heard beyond the nominations. Not a single award for what has to be the best and most-watched series on television, worldwide. The leading men and women of the cast, the writer-producer, and director were all nominated and flew in from London but left with nothing. It seems likely to me that American television academy voters ignored the intelligent British series in favor of more mindless crap like the HBO movie about Liberace that won best television film or series. I saw it and it put me to sleep besides which I thought it was just not very good. It may all come down to advertising revenue. PBS productions carry no commercials, as do American network and satellite or cable movies or shows. So TV members voted their pocketbooks last night, choosing shows and movies that bring in advertising millions. Oh, well, I didn't expect much from the Emmys.