"It is to him that this trophy belongs." [BLUE]
In its third series, the BBC / PBS drama Sherlock has won seven Emmy Awards. Actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as well as writer and co-creator Steven Moffat each picked up an award during the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards that aired on NBC on August 25.
Each of the two seasons had received Emmy nominations: Series 1 netted four nominations in 2011 and Series 2 brought in 13 nominations in 2012. This year Series 3 was nominated in 12 categories. But this was the year that nominations turned into wins for the show.
Benedict Cumberbatch won for Outstanding Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie and Martin Freeman won for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie. Freeman had been nominated in the same category in 2012 and received a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor in 2011. Cumberbatch won a Critics Choice Award in 2012 for Best Movie/Miniseries Actor and had been nominated for an Emmy in 2012. Interestingly, he was up against Freeman in this category this year.
This also marked Steven Moffat's first Emmy win for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special, an award he received for the Sherlock episode "His Last Vow." In his speech, he called out Mark Gatiss, whom he said deserved to be up there with him, as Sherlock was just as much a product of his work as it was Moffat's.
Here is a playlist of the three nominations and/or speeches.
The awards not televised last night were part of a separate ceremony, the 66th Annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards, held last weekend. That event brought home an additional four Emmy Awards for Sherlock: Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or a Movie, Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special, Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or a Movie, and Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Original Dramatic Score).
The full array of nominations and wins can be seen below:
|2014||66th Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Television Movie||"His Last Vow"||Nominated|
|Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie||Benedict Cumberbatch||Won|
|Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie||Martin Freeman||Won|
|Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special||"His Last Vow"||Nominated|
|Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special||Won|
|2014||66th Creative Arts Emmy Awards||Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or a Movie||"His Last Vow"||Won|
|Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special||Won|
|Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Movie||Nominated|
|Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special||Nominated|
|Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special||Nominated|
|Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or a Movie||Won|
|Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Original Dramatic Score)||Won|
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