Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie
Outstanding Television Movie
The Abominable Bride
Outstanding Cinematography For A Limited Series Or Movie
Suzie Lavelle, ISC, Director of Photography
Outstanding Sound Editing For A Limited Series, Movie Or Special
Douglas Sinclair, Supervising Sound Editor
Paul McFadden, Dialogue Editor
Jonathan Joyce, Sound Editor
Stuart McCowan, Sound Editor
Howard Bargroff, Sound Editor
Rael Jones, Music Editor
Jamie Talbut, Foley Editor
Julie Ankerson, Foley Artist
Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Limited Series Or Movie
Howard Bargroff, Re-Recording Mixer
John Mooney, Production Mixer
Peter Gleaves, ADR Mixer
Nick Wollage, Music Mixer
Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Supporting Role
Danny Hargreaves, SFX Supervisor
Henry Brook, SFX Senior Technician
Dewi Foulkes, SFX Technician
JC Deguara, VFX Supervisor
Natalie Reid, VFX Producer
Sara Bennett, 2D Supervisor
Matias Derkacz, 2D Lead
Neil Alford, 2D Lead
Amy Felce, Matchmove Supervisor
Twice has the word “speech” been used in this television show and in two different contexts. Sherlock giving a best man speech at John’s wedding was the second one. The first was John speaking at Sherlock’s grave. “I made a little speech” (TEH) vs “You’ll have to make a speech” (TSOT). One made by John, one by Sherlock. But they are meant to be understood the same way. They both are send-offs filled with praise. They both lead into the two men falling into pits of despair afterwards. Because John getting married IS EQUAL TO Sherlock dying. At the end of John’s speech, he becomes a soldier again, turning on his heel with a stiff upper lip. At the beginning of Sherlock’s speech, we hear him say “into battle”. One is from John’s POV, the other from Sherlock’s POV, but the intended message is the same: speeches are for graciously letting go of the love of your life.
This. THIS is the moral of BBC Sherlock. Sherlock himself wants to be extraordinary so he suppresses his impulses, fears, and sentiment because they hold him back. But he’s not a god, he’s an ordinary man. Moriarty told Sherlock in TRF his biggest weakness was assuming everything to be clever when, in reality, nothing is clever.
We were even shown this idea in TEH when Mycroft came to 221b. We assumed they were playing chess but they were actually playing operation. We saw the board, we heard the pieces clunking, we know how intellectual these two men are…. but they were playing a children’s game instead. We, like Sherlock, are being lulled into thinking this story is extraordinary when it is not.
This show is about love. Nothing else. And love is ordinary.
Don’t be fooled by the work. Don’t be as blind as Sherlock. This story isn’t about the work.
This is about drinking too much with your best friend. This is about a Christmas party with wine, sitting, and carols on the violin. This is about quiet mornings eating breakfast together. This is about giggling at inappropriate times. This is about friends becoming family. About nights in watching television. About arguing over groceries. About jealousy. About loss, grief, and redemption.