Sherlock creator, Steven Moffatt reveals delight at 13 Emmy nominations

The genius behind the hit BBC drama, Sherlock, has revealed his delight at the shows 13 nominations for this years Emmy Awards.

Steven Moffat, who is also the brains behind Doctor Who, has been very vocal about an American remake of Sherlock saying that he thought it would embarrass the legacy his show has created, took to social networking site, Twitter, to make his feeling known with regards to the US award nominations, as well as paying tribute to the shows director, Paul McGuigan.

‘Delighted with Sherlock Emmy noms. Shouldn’t single people out – but I’m extra pleased for @paul_mcguigan, Best director in the world,’ he tweeted.

Co-writer, Mark Gatiss also contributed, saying how he was thrilled by the news.

Amongst the nominations is one for Benedict Cumberbatch who has been nominated for best actor in a miniseries or movie, for his title role in the show and Martin Freeman has also been nominated in the best supporting actor category for his role as Watson in the hit BBC show.

Steven Moffat is also up for an award for his work on the episode A Scandal In Belgravia, as well as the show being nominated for several technical awards.

Sherlock is not our only source of British pride in the highly acclaimed award ceremony, Downton Abbey has been nominated for a whopping 16 awards, including best drama series – where it faces competition from the likes of Mad Men, Breaking Bad and Game Of Thrones.

Hugh Bonneville and Michelle Dockery are also up for the best actor and actress prizes for their roles in the show, while Joanne Froggatt, Jim Carter and Brendan Coyle have all been nominated in the supporting categories.

Sherlock will go head to head with fellow BBC hit show, Luther, in the best TV miniseries or movie category, whilst  Idris Elba will compete against Cumberbatch for the best actor in a miniseries award.

The awards ceremony will be held in Los Angeles on September 23.