23/09/2012 23:54 BST | Updated 23/11/2012 05:12 GMT

EMMY AWARDS 2012: Sherlock Leaves Empty-Handed, Beaten By 'Game Change' And 'Hatfields & McCoys'

Sherlock might have enjoyed winning its BAFTA stripes, but it left the Emmy Awards empty-handed, with Game Change knocking over most of the skittles in the Mini-Series or Movie category.

Benedict Cumberbatch missed out at the Emmy Awards, as did his Sherlock co-star and writers

The biopic exploring the transformation of Sarah Palin from Alaskan Governor to vice-presidential nominee won awards for Best Mini-Series, as well as Leading Actress (Julianne Moore) and Danny Strong for his writing.

Benedict Cumberbatch, nominated for Sherlock: Scandal in Belgravia (along with fellow Brits Clive Owen - Hemingway and Gelhorn - and Idris Elba - Luther) lost out to Kevin Costner for his sterling performance in Hatfields & McCoys.

Julianne Moore - "vindicated"

Martin Freeman, soon to appear in The Hobbit on the big screen, also fell foul of the same rivals, with Hatfields' Tom Berenger winning in his category for Best Supporting Actor.

Collecting her gong for Game Change, Julianne Moore told the audience, "I feel so validated, because Sarah Palin gave me a big thumb's down."

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