Sherlock adds three Emmys in primetime ceremony

By Sean Meehan

Cumberbatch and Freeman picked up Emmys for their roles on Sherlock. (Photo: Robert Viglasky/Hartswood Films for Masterpiece)

Cumberbatch and Freeman picked up Emmys for their roles on Sherlock. (Photo: Robert Viglasky/Hartswood Films for Masterpiece)

Sherlock: His Last Vow, a BBC production that aired as part of WGBH’s Masterpiece, won three Primetime Emmys at the televised awards ceremony Monday. That brought the detective drama’s total Emmys to seven, the most of any program.

Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Sherlock Holmes in the series, won the Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or movie, while Martin Freeman won for outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries or movie for his portrayal of Sherlock’s sidekick, John Watson.

Writer Steven Moffat took home the Emmy for outstanding writing for a miniseries, movie or dramatic special. The drama also won four awards at the Creative Arts Emmys announced Aug. 17 for casting, editing, cinematography and sound editing.

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