8:00 AM, 21 September 2013
Nominated for: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Mini Series or Movie
Role: Christopher Tietjens in Parade’s End
This is the second time the Sherlock actor has been nominated for an Emmy Award. The first was last year when he received a nomination for playing Sherlock Holmes, but lost out to Kevin Costner for his leading role as William ‘Devil Anse’ Hatfield in Hatfields & McCoys.
This year he’s up for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Mini Series for playing Christopher Tietjens in Parade’s End. When he heard of his nomination, Cumberbatch paid tribute to writer Tom Stoppard who adapted the novel by Ford Madox Ford.
“I was so honoured to work on Parade’s End, to get the chance to get under the skin of such a complex, beautifully written character as Tietjens with a script written by the unsurpassable Sir Tom Stoppard,” he said.