SKYFALL, Downton Abbey and Sherlock nominated among US productions for the 2013 Producers Guild Awards.  Downton Abbey’s producers, including creator Julian Fellowes, are up for the Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama award from the Producers Guild of America. The other shows in the category include popular shows Mad Men, Homeland and Game of Thrones.  In the motion picture category, long-standing Bond producer siblings Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson are nominated for Skyfall, alongside Life of Pi, Argo and Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom which won the Palme d’Or at Cannes last year. Writers Mark Gatkiss and Steven Moffat, also responsible for episodes of Doctor Who, are nominated for their joint production of Sherlock, the crime drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch, in the long-form television category.  Downton Abbey’s 2013 nomination follows their PGA win in the same category last year. The show, which suffered lower-than-expected viewing figures for its 2012 Christmas Special, has also won Golden Globe and Emmy awards in America.                     –TG