Sherlock – His Last Vow has been nominated for a hugely impressive 12 Emmy Awards. Benedict has been nominated for best actor in a mini series or movie for his role as Sherlock. This is Benedict’s third nomination in this category having previously nominated for Sherlock and Christopher Tietjiens in Parade’s End.
Benedict’s fellow nominees include Martin Freeman (nominated for his role as Lester Nygaard in Fargo) Billy Bob Thornton (Fargo), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Dancing on the Edge), Idris Elba (Luther) and Mark Ruffalo (The Normal Heart).
Benedict responded to his nomination via his agency Conway Van Gelder Grant:
A fantastic early birthday present! Can’t wait to come and sweat on the red carpet, applaud everyone else winning. And then get drunk and dance! Hurray!
That’s amazing news to start the day with here in Boston! An early birthday present. I’m honoured to be in such great company, not least Martin. Thrilled for all who make Sherlock and especially those who have been nominated in soo many categories.
Other nominations include best movie, Martin Freeman for best supporting actor in a mini series or movie for his role as John Watson (making him a double nominee this year), Steven Moffat for writing, Nick Hurran for directing, David Arnold and Michael Price for their beautiful music for the series, Yan Miles for single-camera picture editing, Julia Duff and Kate Rhodes James for casting, Doug Sinclair, Stuart McCowan, Jon Joyce, Paul McFadden & Sue Harding for outstanding sound editing, Neville Kidd for cinematography, John Mooney, Howard Bargroff, Doug Sinclair and Peter Gleaves for sound-mixing and Sarah Arthur and Ceri Walford for outstanding costumes.
Congratulations to all of Team Sherlock and Hartswood Films on their amazing 12 nominations!
The Emmys are held on 25th August and aired on NBC at 8pm PT (1:00 am UK)