“Sherlock” shocked everyone by being the show with the most 2014 Emmy awards. The British series won seven awards at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards and Creative Arts Emmy Awards for the last episode of Season 3, “His Last Vow.”
Many fans thought that “Sherlock” didn’t stand a chance against HBO’s television movie “The Normal Heart.” Although the British drama was previously nominated 17 times, “Sherlock” never won any Emmy awards in Season 1 or Season 2. “Sherlock” was not nominated in drama categories, but instead it was in the miniseries, movie or special categories. Season 3 consisted of three feature-length episodes, allowing it to count as a miniseries instead of a television show.
Check out the full list of "Sherlock's" Emmy awards below:
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Benedict Cumberbatch
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Martin Freeman
Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special: Steven Moffat
Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie: Neville Kid
Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Original Dramatic Score): David Arnold and Michael Price
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or a Movie: Yan Miles
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special: Doug Sinclair, Stuart McCowan, Jon Joyce, Paul McFadden, William Everett and Sue Harding
The acting wins were particularly surprising. Cumberbatch bested Mark Rufffalo from "The Normal Heart" and from “Fargo," Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman. Freeman was probably consoled by his win in the supporting actor category, where his work on "Sherlock" won over his “Fargo” co-star Colin Hanks and four actors from “The Normal Heart.” It didn’t seem as if either actor expected to win since neither were present at the 2014 Emmy Awards on Aug. 25. Moffat, however, was on hand to accept his award for writing.
"A huge thanks to my brilliant, sexy producer, whom I also married, and although I would marry him, I haven't married [‘Sherlock’ co-creator] Mark Gatiss," Moffat said. "He should be up here because every word of 'Sherlock' is done to him as well and I apologize to him for not being up here at the same time. Thank you so much."
Sherlock will reportedly return to screens in 2015. Did you think "Sherlock" deserved all the Emmy love or did you want to see other people accepting their awards? Sound off in the comments!