We are delighted to congratulate Hartswood Films after Sherlock: The Abominable Bride won the Emmy for Outstanding Television Movie at the 68th annual ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 18th.

The one off special of the hit BBC drama based production at The Bottle Yard Studios and filmed in purpose built sets in the Studios’ Tank House 2 space as well as a variety of iconic period locations across the city of Bristol, supported by Bristol Film Office. It premiered on BBC One on January 1st 2016 and was simulcast on the big screen in over 100 UK cinemas.

Written by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, and directed by Douglas Mackinnon, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride is a departure from the series’ usual setting in modern Britain. It depicts the well-loved Sherlock, played by Benedict Cumberbatch and Watson, played by Martin Freeman, in Victoria London – an ode to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original stories.

Accepting the award, the first win of the series in the prestigious category, were writer/creator Steven Moffat, producer Sue Vertue, Masterpiece’s Rebecca Eaton and star Amanda Abbington (Mary).

The Abominable Bride triumphed over the Lindon B Johnson biopic All the Way, the Anita Hill film Confirmation, the crime drama Luther, and the holiday special A Very Murray Christmas.

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride also won an Emmy for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role in the Creative Emmy Awards the preview week and was nominated for a further four awards, including Outstanding Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for Benedict Cumberbatch.

Congratulations to all who worked on the production!