outstanding miniseries

so i’m looking at the emmy nominations and i remember reading a while back that starz was hoping TWP would get more nominations than TWQ initially did at the emmys and the globes

and it’s gotten none at the emmys at all… like for reference TWQ got noms for outstanding miniseries (now limited series), outstanding music composition, outstanding hairstyling, and then outstanding costumes for a miniseries (which now has its own category for period drama at the emmys)

it’ll be interesting to see if it even gets any nods at the globes like TWQ did, but after this somewhat dubious showing, i doubt it

Congratulations to the cast and crew of BBC Sherlock!

We’re so proud!

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special

  • Steven Moffat

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special 

  • Sherlock

Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or a Movie

  • Sherlock

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie 


Outstanding Singe-Camera Editing for a Miniseries or a Movie 

  • Sherlock

Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Original Dramatic Score)

  • Sherlock
2014 Emmy Nominations

True Detective, Breaking Bad, Orange is the New Black and Fargo dominate the 2014 Emmy nominations.

[Hannibal, The Americans, Broad City and Orphan Black, however, were predictably overlooked]

Miniseries/TV Movies

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or Movie
Matt Bomer - “The Normal Heart" 
Martin Freeman - "Sherlock: His Last Vow" 
Colin Hanks - "Fargo" 
Joe Mantello - "The Normal Heart" 
Alfred Molina - "The Normal Heart" 
Jim Parsons - "The Normal Heart” 

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or Movie

Angela Bassett - “American Horror Story: Coven" 
Kathy Bates - "American Horror Story: Coven" 
Frances Conroy - "American Horror Story: Coven" 
Ellen Burstyn - "Flowers In The Attic”
Julia Roberts - “The Normal Heart" 
Allison Tolman - "Fargo”

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or Movie

Benedict Cumberbatch - “Sherlock: His Last Vow" 
Idris Elba - "Luther" 
Chiwetel Ejiofor - "Dancing On The Edge" 
Martin Freeman - "Fargo”
Mark Ruffalo - “The Normal Heart"  
Billy Bob Thornton - "Fargo”

Outstanding Actress In A Miniseries Or Movie
Helena Bonham Carter - “Burton & Taylor” 

Minnie Driver - “Return To Zero" 
Jessica Lange - "American Horror Story: Coven” 

Sarah Paulson - “American Horror Story: Coven” 

Cicely Tyson - “The Trip To Bountiful”
Kristen Wiig - “The Spoils Of Babylon”

Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries/TV Movie
Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk - “American Horror Story: Coven" 
Noah Hawley - "Fargo" 
Neil Cross - "Luther" 
Steven Moffat - "Sherlock: His Last Vow" 
Larry Kramer - "The Normal Heart" 
David Simon & Eric Overmyer - "Treme”

Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries/TV Movie
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon - “American Horror Story: Coven" 
Adam Bernstein - "Fargo" 
Colin Bucksey - "Fargo”
Stephen Frears - “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight" 
Nick Hurran - "Sherlock: HIs Last Vow" 
Ryan Murphy - "The Normal Heart”

Outstanding TV Movie
“Killing Kennedy" 
"Muhammad Ali’s Final Fight" 

"The Normal Heart"

"Sherlock: His Last Vow”

"The Trip To Bountiful"

Outstanding Miniseries
“American Horror Story: Coven"

"Bonnie & Clyde" 


"The White Queen”


Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series

Steve Buscemi - “Portlandia" 
Louis C.K. - "Saturday Night Live" 
Gary Cole - "Veep" 
Jimmy Fallon - "Saturday Night Live" 
Nathan Lane - "Modern Family" 
Bob Newhart - "The Big Bang Theory”

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series

Uzo Aduba - “Orange Is The New Black" 
Laverne Cox - "Orange Is The New Black" 
Joan Cusack - "Shameless" 
Tina Fey - "Saturday Night Live" 
Natasha Lyonne - "Orange Is The New Black”
Melissa McCarthy - “Saturday Night Live" 

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

Fred Armisen - "Portlandia” 

Andre Braugher - “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” 

Ty Burrell - “Modern Family" 
Adam Driver - "Girls" 
Jesse Tyler Ferguson - "Modern Family" 

Tony Hale - "Veep” 

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik - “The Big Bang Theory” 

Julie Bowen - “Modern Family” 

Anna Chlumsky - “Veep" 
Allison Janney - "Mom" 
Kate McKinnon - "Saturday Night Live" 
Kate Mulgrew - "Orange Is The New Black” 

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Don Cheadle - “House Of Lies" 

Louis C.K. - "Louie” 

Ricky Gervais - “Derek" 

Matt LeBlanc - "Episodes” 

William H. Macy - “Shameless" 
Jim Parsons - "Big Bang Theory” 

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Lena Dunham - “Girls”
Edie Falco - “Nurse Jackie" 
Julia Louis-Dreyfus - "Veep" 
Melissa McCarthy - "Mike & Molly" 
Amy Poehler - "Parks and Recreation" 
Taylor Schilling - "Orange Is The New Black”

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series
David Crane & Jeffrey Klarik - “Episodes" 
Louis C.K. - "Louie" 
Liz Friedman & Jenji Kohan - "Orange Is The New Black" 
Alec Berg - "Silicon Valley" 
Simon Blackwell, Tony Roche, Armando Iannucci - "Veep" 

Outstanding Directing for A Comedy Series
Iain B. MacDonald - "Episodes" 
Paris Barclay - "Glee" 
Louis C.K. - "Louie" 
Gail Mancuso - "Modern Family" 
Jodie Foster - "Orange Is The New Black" 
Mike Judge - "Silicon Valley”

Outstanding Comedy Series
“The Big Bang Theory"


"Modern Family"

“Orange Is The New Black”
“Silicon Valley" 



Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series

Dylan Baker - “The Good Wife" 
Beau Bridges - "Masters Of Sex" 
Reg E. Cathey - "House Of Cards" 
Paul Giamatti - "Downton Abbey" 
Robert Morse - "Mad Men" 
Joe Morton - "Scandal”

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

Kate Burton - “Scandal" 
Jane Fonda - "The Newsroom" 
Allison Janney - "Masters Of Sex" 
Kate Mara - "House Of Cards" 
Margo Martindale - "The Americans" 
Diana Rigg - "Game Of Thrones”

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

Jim Carter - “Downton Abbey" 
Josh Charles - "The Good Wife” 

Peter Dinklage - “Game Of Thrones" 
Mandy Patinkin - "Homeland" 
Aaron Paul - "Breaking Bad"

Jon Voight - "Ray Donovan” 

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Christine Baranski - “The Good Wife” 

Joanne Froggatt - “Downton Abbey” 

Anna Gunn - “Breaking Bad”
Lena Headey - “Game Of Thrones” 

Christina Hendricks - “Mad Men” 

Maggie Smith - “Downton Abbey”

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Bryan Cranston - “Breaking Bad”
Jeff Daniels - “The Newsroom"  

Jon Hamm - "Mad Men” 

Woody Harrelson - “True Detective” 

Matthew McConaughey - “True Detective" 
Kevin Spacey - "House Of Cards” 

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Lizzy Caplan - “Masters Of Sex" 
Claire Danes - "Homeland" 
Michelle Dockery - "Downton Abbey" 
Julianna Marguiles - "The Good Wife" 
Kerry Washington - "Scandal”
Robin Wright - “House Of Cards”

Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series
David Benioff & D.B. Weiss - “Game Of Thrones" 
Vince Gilligan - "Breaking Bad" 
Nic Pizzolatto - "True Detective" 
Moira Walley-Beckett - "Breaking Bad" 
Beau Willimon - "House Of Cards”

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series
David Evans - “Downton Abbey" 
Carl Franklin - "House Of Cards" 
Cary Joji Fukunaga - "True Detective" 
Vince Gilligan - "Breaking Bad" 
Neil Marshall - "Game Of Thrones" 
Tim Van Patten - "Boardwalk Empire”

Outstanding Drama Series
“Breaking Bad”
“Downton Abbey" 
"Game Of Thrones”
“House Of Cards”
“Mad Men”
“True Detective”


Variety Series
“The Colbert Report" 
"The Daily Show”
“Jimmy Kimmel Live”
“Real Time With Bill Maher”
“Saturday Night Live”
“The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon”

“The Amazing Race”
“Dancing With The Stars”
“Project Runway”
“So You Think You Can Dance" 
"Top Chef”
“The Voice”


This holiday season, there is one gift that is sure to be on every Sherlock fan’s wish list: Sherlock: The Complete Seasons 1-3 Limited Edition Gift Set, including a brand new bonus disc that features never-before-seen footage, new commentary from Season Three, and interview footage never before released on disc. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch (The Hobbit films, Star Trek Into Darkness) and Martin Freeman (The Hobbit films, Fargo) as the crime-solving duo of Holmes and Watson, the first ever box set of the Emmy ® Award winning PBS MASTERPIECE series will appear in stores November 4, 2014 from BBC Home Entertainment.

This set includes every episode from all three seasons on both Blu-ray and DVD formats, along with the original bonus features released with each season. Additionally, the set features all new commentaries, never-before-seen outtakes, a deleted scene, and exclusive collectibles including limited edition art cards and busts of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. This is the ultimate gift set to keep fans guessing until the next game is afoot.

All New Bonus Materials Include:
· Never-before-seen Outtakes from Seasons Two and Three
· All New Commentary and an exclusive deleted scene from Season Three
· BBC Archive Interviews with Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Steven Moffat (Doctor Who, Coupling) and Sue Vertue (Coupling, The Vicar of Dibley) from the time of the initial Season One premiere (new to disc)
· “Unlocking Sherlock”: a 60-minute behind-the-scenes program for Season Three (new to disc)
· “Sherlock Uncovered”: three 25-minute behind-the-scenes featurettes, one for each episode of Season Three (new to disc)

Exclusive Collectibles Include:

· Limited edition collectible busts of Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and John Watson (Martin Freeman)
· Two limited edition collectible Art Cards

Sherlock Holmes was always a modern man in an old world. Now he’s back as he should be: edgy, difficult and dangerous, as Benedict Cumberbatch shows him in a new, contemporary light. Sherlock can tell a software designer by his tie and an airline pilot by his thumb. He has a uniquely analytical brain unlike anyone else in the world – a man who staves off boredom by solving crimes. When a chance encounter brings soldier John Watson (Freeman) into Sherlock’s life, it’s apparent the two men couldn’t be more different, but Sherlock’s intellect coupled with John’s pragmatism soon forge an unbreakable alliance. Across three thrilling, scary, action-packed and highly-entertaining seasons, Sherlock and John navigate a maze of cryptic clues and lethal killers to get at the truth. With sparkling scripts and unforgettable performances, this is a contemporary take on the classic Arthur Conan Doyle stories for a new generation. The finale of season three, “His Last Vow,” recently earned seven Primetime Emmy ® Award wins including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for Benedict Cumberbatch, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for Martin Freeman, and Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special for Steven Moffat.

Street Date: November 4, 2014
Suggested Retail Price: Blu-ray + DVD combo gift set $197.50 ($222.00 in Canada)
Length: Approx. 810 mins + bonus materials/ 7 BD + 7 DVD discs

'Good Wife,' 'Breaking Bad,' 'Game of Thrones' Among Top TCA Award Nominees | Variety

Individual Achievement in Comedy

Louis C.K., “Louie” (FX) [2013 winner in category]

Mindy Kaling, “The Mindy Project” (Fox)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” (HBO)

Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)

Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation” (NBC)

Individual Achievement in Drama

Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad” (AMC)

Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife” (CBS)

Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black” (BBC America) [2013 winner in category]

Matthew McConaughey, “True Detective” (HBO)

Matthew Rhys, “The Americans” (FX)

Outstanding Achievement in News and Information

“CBS Sunday Morning” (CBS)

“Cosmos” (Fox)

“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” (Comedy Central)

“Frontline” (PBS)

“60 Minutes” (CBS)

Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming

“The Amazing Race” (CBS)

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” (Logo)

“Shark Tank” (ABC) [2013 winner in category]

“Survivor” (CBS)

“The Voice” (NBC)

Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming

“Adventure Time” (Cartoon Network)

“Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” (PBS)

“The Fosters” (ABC Family)

“Sesame Street” (PBS)

“Switched at Birth” (ABC Family)

Outstanding New Program

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Fox)

“Fargo” (FX)

“Orange Is the New Black” (Netflix)

“Sleepy Hollow” (Fox)

“True Detective” (HBO)

Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials

“American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)

“Broadchurch” (BBC America)

“Fargo” (FX)

“The Returned” (SundanceTV)

“True Detective” (HBO)

Outstanding Achievement in Drama

“The Americans” (FX)

“Breaking Bad” (AMC)

“Game of Thrones” (HBO) [2013 winner in category]

“House of Cards” (Netflix)

“The Good Wife” (CBS)

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy

“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS) [2013 winner in category – tied with “Parks and Recreation”]

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Fox)

“Louie” (FX)

“The Mindy Project” (Fox)

“Veep” (HBO)

Career Achievement Award

Mark Burnett

James Burrows

Valerie Harper

Jay Leno

William Shatner

Heritage Award

“Lost” (ABC)

“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

“South Park” (Comedy Central)

“Star Trek” (NBC)

“Twin Peaks” (ABC)

Program of the Year

“Breaking Bad” (AMC) [2013 winner in category]

“Game of Thrones” (HBO)

“The Good Wife” (CBS)

“Orange Is the New Black” (Netflix)

“True Detective” (HBO)

It’s hard out there for a Mad Men.


Women in Film: Abi Morgan, screenwriter

“I am a short, tenacious woman running around trying to fit in a haircut. I don’t look back. I don’t look forward. I am totally now. I think: God, is someone going to pay me this week? That is totally a m a z i n g.”

  • BAFTA TV Award for Best Drama Serial (2004)
  • Dinard British Film Festival Best Screenplay (2007)
  • BAFTA TV Award for Best Single Drama (2008)
  • Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Writing for A Miniseries (2011)
  • Black Reel for Best Screenplay (2011)
  • Le Reflet d’Or for Best International Television Series (2011)
  • Best Woman Storyteller at the Women Film Critics Circle Awards (2011)
  • Banff Rockie Award for Best Mini-Series (2012)

The nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmys have just been announced. In the category “Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special” we can find:

- American Horror Story: Coven (costume designer: Lou Eyrich)

- House of Versace (costume designer: Clair Nadon)

- Sherlock: His Last Vow (costume designer: Sarah Arthur)

- The Normal Heart (costume designer: Daniel Orlandi)

- The White Queen (costume designer: Nic Ede)

Congratulations! May the best win.