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Emmys 2014: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and Steven Moffat win big awards for Sherlock

Cumberbatch was, however, "too big" to attend the Emmys in person, Sherlock creator Moffat joked backstage at the ceremony in Los Angeles

Sherlock was the big British winner of the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles last night (25 August).

The BBC series saw Benedict Cumberbatch honoured with the prize for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie, as presented by True Detective stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. He was, however, not there to collect his award.

Meanwhile, Martin Freeman picked up the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie, beating his Fargo co-star Colin Hanks, Jim Parsons, Matt Bomer, Joe Mantello and Alfred Molina.

Sherlock creator Steven Moffat, who was at the ceremony, joked backstage that Cumberbatch was "too big to come to the Emmys," the Hollywood Reporter wrote.


"Give him hell for that," he apparently added.


Moffat went on to win Outstanding Writing for a Mini-Series or Movie for the Season 3 episode "His Last Vow".

"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 said during his acceptance speech.

"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."