Cumberbatch won the award for Best Actor in a Movie or Miniseries, while Freeman scored the trophy for Supporting Actor in a Movie or Miniseries. The pair play Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson in the contemporary London-set incarnation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous mysteries.
Earlier in the evening, Sherlock scribe Steven Moffat collected the award for Best Writing for a Movie or Miniseries. He declared the honor "utterly thrilling" and gave a shout out to his frequent writing collaborator Mark Gatiss, who plays Mycroft Holmes on Sherlock.
Freeman's Fargo also earned the Emmy for Best Miniseries.
Both Cumberbatch and Freeman -- who also worked together on The Hobbit film franchise -- are enjoying thriving movie careers, as well as maintaining busy television schedules.