July has been quite the month for Benedict Cumberbatch and the entire “Sherlock” crew so far, hasn’t it? We have learned already that the show will be returning to BBC One and PBS for a fourth season, just as we also learned earlier this week that the show received a whole chorus of Emmy nominations. The show received a nomination for “His Last Vow,” just as Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman also did as Sherlock and Watson.
Cumberbatch still has some other movie work to get through before he can start filming the fourth season of the show, and thanks to that he released his post-nomination statement while working on another project:
“That’s amazing news to start the day with here in Boston! An early birthday present. I’m honored to be in such great company, not least Martin. Thrilled for all who make Sherlock and especially those who have been nominated in so many categories.”
We suppose that this was never really even a nomination that was in doubt. While Cumberbatch has some big competition (ironically from Freeman in “Fargo” and others) to win the award, he seemed to be a lock for a nod. Not only was he brilliant this past season, but America ha shown itself to be truly in love with British imports. “Downton Abbey,” after all, also received a massive number of nods this year.
We will have to wait and see if we end up getting Cumberbatch on our TV sets again for the Emmys next month, but for Americans, it will likely be early 2016 before you see “Sherlock” on your screens again. While it seems like there will be a Christmas special in 2015 in Britain, these things have yet to air on the same day in both countries.
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