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Amanda Abbington, Steve Moffat, Sue Vertue, Rebecca Eaton

Sherlock wins an Emmy for Outstanding TV Movie

19 Sep 2016

Hartswood Films are delighted that Sherlock: The Abominable Bride won the Emmy for Outstanding Television Movie at the 68th annual ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 18th.

Written by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, and directed by Douglas Mackinnon, The Abominable Bridge is a departure from the series’ usual setting in modern Britain. It depicts the well-loved Sherlock, played by Benedict Cumberbatch and Watson, played by Martin Freeman, in Victoria London – an ode to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original stories.

Accepting the award, the first win of the series in the prestigious category, were writer/creator Steven Moffat, producer Sue Vertue, Masterpiece’s Rebecca Eaton and star Amanda Abbington (Mary).

The Abominable Bride triumphed over the Lindon B Johnson biopic All the Way, the Anita Hill film Confirmation, the crime drama Luther, and the holiday special A Very Murray Christmas.

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride also won an Emmy for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a  Supporting Role in the Creative Emmy Awards the preview week and was nominated for a further four awards, including Outstanding Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for Benedict Cumberbatch.

Image courtesy of Invision/AP.