"Sherlock" fans are rejoicing. The main leads of the show Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have been nominated for the Primetime Emmy and the show itself has been nominated under many major categories.

Cumberbatch has earned a nomination for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for the "Sherlock" episode "His Last Vow", whereas Freeman has been nominated in the Best Supporting Actor's category for the same episode. The show also has been nominated in Outstanding TV Movie category for "Sherlock" Season 3 finale episode, "His Last Vow."

"That's amazing new to start the day with here in Boston! An early birthday present. I'm honoured to be in such great company, not least Martin. Thrilled for all who make Sherlock and especially those who have been nominated in so many categories," Cumberbatch told Entertianment Weekly.

Meanwhile, Freeman has also been nominated in the Best Actor category for his critically acclaimed role in "Fargo".

"Thank you, people of Emmyland. To be nominated in such company is an honour, especially for two shows ["Sherlock" and "Fargo"] that I'm immensely proud of. I'm delighted," Freeman said.

Fans are quite excited to see Freeman and Cumberbatch competing with each other in the Best actor category.

In other good news regarding "Sherlock", it is said that a special episode would be airing on Christmas, before season 4 goes on floors. The shooting of the special episode will take place in January 2015 and it is also speculated that the shooting of the three episodes for season 4 will begin in the later half of 2015

"It's always special to return to Sherlock but this time it's even more special as we're doing...a Special! Not only THAT, we'll then be shooting three more episodes which will take Sherlock and John Watson into deeper and darker water than ever before...The whole 'Sherlock' team are terrifically excited to return for four new adventures. The Game is on - again!" Mark Gatiss, co-creator of "Sherlock," said about return of "Sherlock" to BBC.

Furthermore, regarding the plot of the "Sherlock" Christmas special, Freeman hinted that it is fantastic.

"Mark Gatiss may beat me up, but there is an idea for this one-off special that's such a good idea, and as I was listening to it I thought 'we've just got to do this.' And I don't know when we are going to be able to do it, unfortunately. It's a fantastic, really mouth-watering idea. But I really don't know when we are going to get to do it," Freeman said in an interview with Alan Carter in his chat show Den of Geek, reported.

"Sherlock" Season 4 is expected to premiere in 2016.