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Sherlock won all the Emmys... and none of them bothered showing up

Well, Cumberbatch and Freeman didn’t anyway.

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OKAY SO LAST night at the Emmys may have really belonged to Breaking Bad and Modern Family (winning best drama and best comedy respectively) but when you crunch the numbers it was Sherlock who walked away with the most.

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Between the Primetime Emmys (the swanky ones last night) and the Creative Emmys (the less swanky ones for all the hardworking non-celebs last week) Sherlock (in particular the third episode in the third series, His Last Vow) picked up seven awards – more than any other show and the first time the BBC series has won anything at the Emmys.

Its two stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman both won big acting awards last night… and neither of them were there. Far too busy and important (Both are in the UK working on projects, and filming ice bucket challenges).

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Cumberbatch won Best Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (beating Freeman, who was nominated for Fargo).

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Freeman won Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie, and writer Steven Moffat won Best Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special (Moffat was there to collect his award).

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At the Creative Arts Emmys there were wins for Cinematography, Music Composition, Single Camera Editing and Sound Editing.

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Elsewhere last night Breaking Bad went out with a final last enormous bang. There were wins for Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn and Aaron Paul (who beat Peter Dinklage from Game of Thrones. Quite the feat), as well as the show itself taking Best Drama over True Detective.

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The Colbert Report won Outstanding Variety Series, Fargo won Best Miniseries, Julia Louis Dreyfus was honoured for her role in Veep with Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and Jim Parsons won the equivalent male award for The Big Bang Theory.

Dreyfus got an extra special award in the form of a spot of gob-lobbing from Cranston as she accepted her award. Lucky.

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