At this point, it's almost geting silly:
The six Emmy nominations for Sherlock's "The Abominable Bride:"
Lead actor in a limited series: Benedict Cumberbatch
Outstanding Cinematography For A Limited Series or Movie
Outstanding Sound Editing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special
Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Limited Series Or Movie
Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Support Role
But, hey, it's still nice to see a Sherlock Holmes project getting some love. He and DCI John Luther definitely give British detective TV a reason to be a little proud next to their American cousins. True Detective may have movie stars and "detective" in the title, but not the iconic lead character of those two.
I did dutifully check for Elementary's nominations this year as well:
Not that the two are in competition or anything.
With Stephen Moffat admitting how hard it could be to get two successful film actors back to do a TV series, or little sets of three movies, which Sherlock episodes really are, one wonders if before they're truly done, Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman don't take the characters into Oscar territory . . . and that awards ballpark might just be a little too big for Sherlock's genre, budget, and general "not being all serious and Oscar-y."
But who knows? These days, it seems like anything can happen. Even more Emmys.