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Emmys 2016: Sherlock wins best television movie

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Robert Viglasky/Hartswood Films and BBC Wales for BBC One and MASTERPIECE

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride won the Emmy for Outstanding Television Movie at the 68th annual ceremony in Los Angeles Sunday.

Written by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat and directed by Douglas Mackinnon, The Abominable Bride stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as trusty sidekick Watson. While the overarching Sherlock series takes place in modern times, The Abominable Bride is notable for being largely set against the Victorian backdrop of the original Arthur Conan Doyle stories.

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

The movie was nominated for six Emmys in all, including Cumberbatch’s nod for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie.

See all the Emmy winners here.

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