To the delight of genre fans, Sherlock was among the top winners at last night’s Emmy Awards, though it didn’t entirely sweep the major awards. That honor went to Breaking Bad—no surprise, considering its final season—which took home Drama Series, Lead Actor in a Drama, and Supporting Actor in a Drama. It’s probably for the best, then, that Sherlock was listed as a miniseries.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman solved the case of “who will dominate in the miniseries category?” by winning Lead Actor and Supporting Actor for Sherlock 3×03 “His Last Vow,” while co-creator Steven Moffat took home his first Emmy for writing the same episode. Despite not preparing a speech, he still managed a heartfelt thank-you that credited his co-creator Mark Gatiss:
A huge thanks to my brilliant sexy producer whom I also married, and although I would marry him, I haven’t married Mark Gatiss. 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, this is utterly thrilling.
While Game of Thrones took home five awards, they were mostly at last week’s Creative Arts Emmys. Not since Peter Dinklage’s Supporting Actor win in 2011 has the show garnered any Primetime Emmys. With Breaking Bad over, however, and things gearing up on the show as it catches up to the book characters’ arcs, we could see the show get more critical acclaim.
Other genre winners included True Detective (Directing for a Drama Series) and Kathy Bates for American Horror Story: Coven.
Also, Weird Al Yankovic performed an epic medley of TV show theme spoofs, and Andy Samberg (dressed as PurpleWedding!Joffrey) presented George R.R. Martin with a typewriter. His face.