Sherlock: The Abominable Bride Wins Best TV Movie at Emmys


Last night, Sherlock‘s latest episode, the one-off special ‘The Abominable Bride’, won out in the Best Television Movie category at the Emmy Awards.

Its competitors in the category were President Johnson biopic All The Way, political drama Confirmation, star-studded festive special A Very Murray Christmas and fellow British detective series Luther.

In a way this isn’t too surprising as Sherlock has always been a big hit at the Emmys. For instance, 2014’s Series Three picked up various nominations and both Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman claimed the gongs for Best Lead and Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie, respectively.

Unfortunately, Cumberbatch wasn’t so successful this time around in the highly-competitive category of Best Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie, which featured some of the most acclaimed actors around. Courtney B. Vance won the category for his performance in The People vs O.J. Simpson. His co-star on that, Cuba Gooding Jr. was also nominated. Filling out the category were Bryan Cranston (All the Way), Idris Elba (Luther) and Tom Hiddleston (The Night Manager). 

A full list of the winners can be found here. 

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