BBC Sherlock, its star Benedict Cumberbatch and TV presenter Cat Deeley have won top gongs at a US awards ceremony.

Sherlock was named best miniseries at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards, while its star Benedict took home the award for best actor in a miniseries.

Cat, who has enjoyed huge success working in the United States, was crowned best reality show host for So You Think You Can Dance.

Homeland, the acclaimed Channel 4 thriller starring British actor Damian Lewis, was named best drama series at the awards in Los Angeles.

Damian’s co-star, US actress Claire Danes, was named best actress in a drama series for her role as bipolar CIA agent Carrie Mathison.

Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks won best supporting actress in a drama series for her role in the 1960s-set US show.

The Voice saw its ratings plummet in the UK, but the US version won the reality series (competition) category.

Sherlock’s Lara Pulver was nominated for best actress in a miniseries or movie for her eye-catching role as dominatrix Irene Adler in Sherlock.

But she was beaten by Julianne Moore for Game Change, the political drama featuring the actress as Sarah Palin.