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  • Chris Beachum
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    #352896

    Emmy champs Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman
    will return to their winning roles as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John
    Watson. The BBC releases a first-look image with the two men in
    Victorian costumes for an upcoming Christmas special of “Sherlock.”
    Rumors have it that the duo will be in a time travel mode, harkening
    back to the original time frame of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle‘s classic novels. The image is part of this year’s Comic-Con appearance by executive producers Steven Moffatt and Sue Vertue, plus co-star Rupert Graves.

    http://www.goldderby.com/news/9719/emmys-sherlock-benedict-cumberbatch-martin-freeman-entertainment-13579086-story.html

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    Gone_Guy
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    It would be nice if both Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman presented at this year’s Emmys. The producers could group Lead Actor in a TV-Movie/Miniseries and Supporting Actor in a TV-Movie/Miniseries and have them both present. It would be appropriate since these are the categories they won last year yet weren’t able to accept in person. Plus, it would be a plug for the upcoming Christmas special. 

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    AMG
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    Here’s a first look at the Christmas special: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1Asbi4APb0

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    AMG
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    And the special is to be shown in cinemas. Does that now mean it could compete for the Oscars, or is it still Emmy eligible?

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    Denis
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    #352901

    Just watched “The Abominable Bride” , terrific. 

    Some memorable lines.

    ” I an army doctor, which means I could break every bone in your body while naming them “

    ” Dead is the new sexy “.

    All the awards for Andrew Scott. 

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    Riley
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    That was pretty lame unfortunately.  As it started, it was good to see Benedict Cumberbatch back on my television and delivering his Sherlock-isms, but the special overall (largely set on Christmas because that was the originally scheduled airdate) could not decide whether it was a fun one-off or a means to advance the ongoing plot and it failed at both as a result.

    I cannot imagine that they get into casting yet again, but the period setting should help them break into the hair and makeup categories, especially after they have proved so popular with the relevant guild in their contemporary categories.  With the departure of Mad Men and Boardwalk Empire, plus Masters of Sex being a filler nominee on the way out, Sherlock may get into production design as well.  So the safe money is on a series-best fourteen nominations, but the potential is there for sixteen if Sherlock has grown in support since it was last eligible, which is possible given Netflix.  That would mean the Emmys recognizing BAFTA winner Andrew Scott and Critics’ Choice nominee Amanda Abbington, not that either of them deserve it for “The Abominable Bride”.  (Martin Freeman might not deserve it either.  He began the series as a co-lead, but has gradually become unquestionably supporting.)  Then again, this special was not very good, so many Sherlock randomly falls out of a few categories and there is more competition in limited/movie than when it was last around.  Even constants like Fargo are more threatening now, with its period setting and increase in exposure.

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    Anonymous
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    Of the 3 reviews on MC, 1 great, 1 mediocre, 1 bad. 

    Hopefully now that the show won major awards compensating for the under-awarded actually good seasons, the Emmys won’t feel the need to give it much more undeserved attention.

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    Denis
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     don’t make me go all Paulin on you guys XDDDDDDDDD

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    Atypical
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    I’ll catch the repeat next Sunday. Can’t wait, can’t wait, can’t wait!

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    Jose Manuel Garcia
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    Just terrorific. It´s one of the best chapters of the series. My favorite was the one with the Dr. Watson´s wedding. I laughed for most of the movie… it is true that at the end it looks more like a Dr. Who´s special, which this year was also fun and wonderful, but nonetheless I will re-watched it again and again.
    Costumes, Hairstyling, Make-up (Pro and Non-Pro), Sound Mixing and Sound Editing, Score, Cinematography, Art-Direction, and Sherlock and Watson will be hopefully nominated. I will love to get Ms Freeman got nominated… too.  And writing, directing and MAde for tv. That´s make 15 Nominations…Maybe Stunt and Casting, but doubtfully… 

    I was very happy when their wins last time. I got many points for betting for them 😀 

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    “don’t make me go all Paulin on you guys”

    If you mean the Continuum guy, well, Sherlock already has Emmys and Baftas and fans, so it’s not possible for your ranting to be comparable.

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    FrozenBarbie
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    I don’t know….  on one hand, I enjoyed the hell out of it. The dialog is music to my ears, and often brilliantly hilarious. I loved seeing everyone on my screen again. I admit that I didn’t get what they were doing, at first, and I think I’ll have to go back and watch again, knowing what I know now.  I don’t think it was bad, by any means. Even a Sherlock episode like this is light years ahead of much of what’s out there, so I ain’t complainin’.  Well, I am complaining that it takes so freaking long between seasons. That’s so maddening.

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    Rooney Moore
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    Just caught up, what a mess. The first half of its title couldn’t have been more suitable for this misguided parody. Now watch it dominate the Emmys.

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