Benedict Cumberbatch nominated for an Oscar

the_imitation_game_612019Congratulations to Benedict Cumberbatch who has been nominated for an Oscar for best actor for his role as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game!

Benedict has been nominated alongside Steve Carrell (Foxcatcher), Bradley Cooper (American Sniper), Michael Keaton (Birdman) and Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything).

The Imitation Game received 8 nominations overall including best supporting actress for Keira Knightley, best director for Morten Tyldum, best adapted screenplay for Graham Moore, best score for Alexandre Desplat (who received a double nomination as he is also nominated for his score for The Grand Budapest Hotel) and best film.

Commenting on his nomination Benedict said:

So excited and honoured to receive this recognition. It’s wonderful to be included by the Academy in this exceptional year of performances. To ring my parents who are both actors and tell them that their only son has been nominated for an Oscar is one of the proudest moments of my life.

The Oscars are held on 22 February 2015 and in the UK will be broadcast on Sky Movies. You will also be able to see them with NowTv in the UK (the Movies Pass) and NowTv do a 30 day free trial.

Best of luck to Benedict!

Benedict Cumberbatch nominated for BAFTA Award

globesCongratulations to Benedict Cumberbatch who has received a BAFTA film award nomination for best actor for his role as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game.

The BAFTAs take place on 8 February 2015.

Benedict attended the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday and you can see photos in our gallery.

Finally congratulations to Benedict and his fiancee Sophie Hunter who have confirmed that they are expecting a baby. Congratulations to them both!

Sherlock special starts filming & Vote Benedict Cumberbatch at the National Television Awards

BCThe Sherlock special started filming today in Bristol. The special reunites Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and John Watson (Martin Freeman) in a new 90 minute special which is due to air later this year. Mark Gatiss shared an image to celebrate the beginning of filming which we have included in our galleries. This site & our social media channels will remain a spoiler free zone. We will only be sharing info/photos shared by the BBC or the Sherlock cast and crew.

Benedict has been nominated for a National Television Award for best drama performance. He is up against Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey), Sheridan Smith (Cilla) and Sarah Lancashire (Happy Valley). 

Sherlock is also up for best drama up against Doctor Who, Cilla and Downton Abbey.

You can vote for Benedict and Sherlock here.

Benedict is due to attend the Golden Globe Awards this weekend where he is nominated for best actor. Best of luck Benedict! He will be appearing on The Ellen Show the following day.

Benedict and Keira Knightley are currently gracing the cover of W Magazine. You can see images in our galleries.

Finally Benedict recently attended the Palm Springs International Film Festival where he accepted the best ensemble award for The Imitation Game. Images have been added to our galleries.

Cumberbatchweb – Year in Review 2014

THRIt’s been an incredible 2014 for Benedict Cumberbatch and we’ve put together a list of all the highlights for the past year.

We hope all our readers had an amazing holiday season. Thank you all so much for reading and for your fantastic support over the past year. Here’s to an absolutely amazing 2015!

More award nominations for Benedict Cumberbatch

542831Benedict Cumberbatch has been nominated for more best actor awards for his role as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game. Benedict has been nominated for a Critics Choice Award for best actor and a dual nomination from the London Critics Circle Awards for best actor and best British actor.

To date Benedict has been nominated for best actor at the Golden Globe Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Critics Choice Awards, London Critics Circle Awards, Moet British Independent Film Awards and the Satellite Awards. He also won the Hollywood Actor award at the Hollywood Film Awards.

Benedict Cumberbatch nominated for Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe Awards

Imitation1Benedict Cumberbatch has been nominated for the Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe Awards. Benedict is a double nominee at the Screen Actors Guild Awards being nominated for best actor for his role in Alan Turing in The Imitation Game and best actor in a mini series or movie for his role in Sherlock. The entire Imitation Game ensemble was also nominated for best film ensemble.

Benedict was also nominated today for a Golden Globe Award for best actor for The Imitation Game.

Congratulations to Benedict!

In other news The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies (in which Benedict has dual roles as Smaug and the Necromancer) is released tomorrow in the UK. You can read our review here. Also on general release still is The Penguins of Madagascar in which Benedict plays Agent Classified and of course The Imitation Game (which is still on limited release in the US but adding more sites – general release on Christmas Day). Our reviews of those films are linked above.

Benedict Cumberbatch honoured at the Moet British Independent Film Awards

MoetBenedict Cumberbatch was honoured at the Moet British Independent Film Awards last night. Benedict was presented with the Variety Award which recognises a director, actor, writer or producer who has helped to focus the international spotlight on the UK.

You can see Benedict’s touching acceptance speech here.

Images from the ceremony have been added to our galleries.

Benedict Cumberbatch to play Doctor Strange

B4DBrszCIAApWyEMarvel confirmed tonight that Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast as Doctor Strange. Doctor Strange is scheduled to hit theatres 4 November 2016 and is directed by Scott Derrickson (Sinister).

Benedict will play Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a horrific car accident, discovers the hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions.

Congratulations to Benedict on landing his own Marvel franchise!

Benedict Cumberbatch nominated for best actor at the Satellite Awards

THRBenedict Cumberbatch has been nominated for best actor at the Satellite Awards. The Imitation Game has been nominated overall for an impressive 8 Satellite Awards including best supporting actress (Keira Knightley), best adapted screenplay, best score and best director for Morten Tyldum. In the TV category Sherlock was also nominated. The awards are announced on February 15th 2015.

The Imitation Game opened to very impressive box office in the US given that it is still in very limited release. The film opens in more sites on 10th and 19th December. We’ve added the screenplay of the film (available thanks to awards season) to the site.

In other news The Penguins of Madagascar (in which Benedict plays a secret agent wolf – Agent Classified) opened at number 2 at the US box office. It opens in the UK this weekend.

The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies had its world premiere in London this past Monday and Benedict was in attendance. We’ve added images to the gallery. In fact do check out our new gallery which has been several months in the making!

Several new videos have been added to our The Imitation Game and The Penguins of Madagascar pages. Do check out new clips, interviews and more. We’ve also added several new interviews including the Hollywood Reporter roundtable and the 92 Y interview.

Finally Benedict Cumberbatch was the most re-blogged celebrity on tumblr for the second year in a row. Congratulations Benedict!

Sherlock special picture revealed

Sherlockspecial1Sue Vertue today tweeted a picture of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Sherlock Holmes and John Watson in the Sherlock special (which is due to start filming in January 2015).

The intriguing picture shows Sherlock and John in Victorian garb.

The special (not yet confirmed as a Christmas special) is set to air in 2015.

In other news The Penguins of Madagascar is due for release in the US tomorrow. We caught a special preview screening in the UK (review coming soon) and it was fantastic fun with Benedict having a riot as Agent Classified – the wolf. You can see several Penguins of Madagascar videos here.

The Imitation Game has opened very strongly at the UK box office and we’re adding new videos and interviews to the site all the time.