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Sherlock team surprised by hat-trick of awards at US Emmys

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: August 26, 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson in the BBC drama.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson in the BBC drama.

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Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat has expressed his shock at winning in the US Primetime Emmy awards.

The BBC Wales drama Sherlock won three of the prestigious television prizes - but neither of the show's leading men were there to accept their awards.

“I didn’t think we’d win anything, genuinely…very shocked and surprised," Moffat told Variety.

Actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman won best actor and best supporting actor in a mini-series, respectively. And co-creator Steven Moffat won best writing for a mini-series for the final episode of the third series.

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The awards are the first Emmys given to the modern adaptation of the Sherlock Holmes tales, despite gathering some 17 nominations for the first and second series.

The show also won four Creative Emmys at a ceremony last week, for best cinematography for a miniseries or movie, best music composition for a miniseries, movie, or dramatic special, best single-camera editing for a miniseries or movie, and best sound editing for a miniseries, movie, or dramatic special.

When asked how he would be improving on the already impressive series three, Moffat told Deadline: "Our plan is so devastating that our cast was reduced to tears. Mark [Gatiss] and I are excited about what we have coming up. We’re a couple of fanboys.”

Ruth Dawson / ruth.dawson@swwmedia.co.uk / @Ruth_Dawson

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