Emmys: Benedict Cumberbatch Wins Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

It’s elementary: Benedict Cumberbatch is now an Emmy winner.

At Monday’s ceremony, Cumberbatch nabbed the Emmy for lead actor in a miniseries or movie for playing the title character in BBC’s Sherlock.

This is the actor’s first Emmy win after losing in the category the previous two years, in 2012 for Sherlock and last year for Parade’s End. He was not in attendance this year to accept the award. Sherlock also won Emmys this year for writing and for supporting actor Martin Freeman.

Cumberbatch beat out frontrunner Mark Ruffalo (The Normal Heart), along with Billy Bob Thornton (Fargo), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Dancing on the Edge), Idris Elba (Luther) and Martin Freeman (Fargo).

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