Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Steven Moffat were all winners at the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards, all taking home prizes for their parts in BBC detective drama Sherlock.
Cumberbatch won the ‘best actor in a miniseries, movie’ gong for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in the series three finale, His Last Vow, which broadcast in January this year on BBC1 and later in the US as part of PBS’s Masterpiece strand.
Martin Freeman won the ‘best supporting actor in a miniseries, movie’ prize for his role as John Watson in the same episode.
Co-creator of the series, and Doctor Who showrunner, Steven Moffat picked up the prestigious ‘best writing for a miniseries, movie’ award – also for His Last Vow.
When first broadcast on television in January 2014 in the UK, the winning episode, which featured Lars Mikkelsen as villian Charles Augustus Magnussen, drew nearly nine million viewers on BBC1. It also set the record for being the most tweeted about British drama episode of all time.
Ben Stephenson, Controller BBC Drama said: “It’s great to see Sherlock being recognised so spectacularly at the Emmys. I’m delighted that the BBC is home to much world class acting and writing talent.”