'Sherlock' Dominated Without Benedict Cumberbatch, And More Emmy 2014 Facts

August 26, 2014 5:08 PM

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'Sherlock' Dominated Without Benedict Cumberbatch, And More Emmy 2014 Facts

Many of us banked on a buzzy new show like "Orange is the New Black" or "True Detective" steering the post-Emmy narrative, but instead it's a middlebrow British crime series in its third season. "Sherlock" was the night's big winner, with seven awards. The BBC series toppled HBO's "The Normal Heart" to win two acting accolades (Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman) and Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special. That puts it ahead of the six wins "Breaking Bad" saw.

Yet Cumberbatch, who triumphed over category favorites like Mark Ruffalo ("Normal Heart") and Billy Bob Thornton ("Fargo"), wasn't even on hand to accept his trophy. Nor was Freeman. To their credit, neither was favored to win -- in fact, pundits on awards site GoldDerby ranked Cumberbatch fourth mo...

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