Many of us banked on a buzzy new show like “Orange is the New Black” or “True Detective” steering thepost-Emmy narrative, but instead it’s a middlebrow British crime series in its third season. “Sherlock” was the night’s big winner, with seven awards. The BBC series toppled HBO’s “The Normal Heart” to win two acting accolades (Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman) and Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special. That puts it ahead of the six wins “Breaking Bad” saw.
Before taking the stage, Julia Louis-Dreyfus made out with Bryan Cranston. Earlier in the broadcast, Cranston and Dreyfus joked about the actor’s guest appearance on “Seinfeld,” where he kissed Dreyfus’ character, Elaine.