Benedict Cumberbatch receives Golden Globe nomination for Sherlock performance

Other British nominees include Michelle Dockery and Maggie Smith for their Downton Abbey roles and Damian Lewis in Homeland

Benedict Cumberbatch is in the running for a Golden Globe award for his performance as self-confessed “high-functioning sociopath” Sherlock in series two of the BBC1 drama series.


Cumberbatch is nominated in the best actor in a mini-series or TV movie category, alongside fellow Brits Toby Jones  for his turn as Alfred Hitchcock in The Girl  and Clive Owen, who plays author Ernest Hemingway in Hemingway and Gelhorn. Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson are also up for the award.

Meanwhile, there are prestigious best actor and actress nominations for British pair Damian Lewis and Michelle Dockery, for their work on Homeland and Downton Abbey, respectively, and Dockery’s Downton co-star Maggie Smith contests best supporting actress in a mini-series or TV movie.  

Starring opposite Toby Jones in The Girl, Sienna Miller is nominated for her role as Tippi Hedren, while BBC2’s 1950s-set newsroom drama The Hour is up for best mini-series or TV movie.

The 70th Golden Globe Awards take place on January 13 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California.


See the full list of TV and film nominees here