Benedict Cumberbatch Is the Real Winner of the 2015 Golden Globes

by Philiana Ng 10:30 PM PST, January 11, 2015
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Forget about newly-minted Golden Globe winners Boyhood or The Grand Budapest Hotel, Sunday belonged to Benedict Cumberbatch.

The Imitation Game star may have lost to Eddie Redmayne for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama, but really, all that matters is the GIF-able moments!

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It all began with Benedict enthusiastically volunteering himself to be the night’s first presenter, after hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey said that whoever raised their hands first would get the once-in-a-lifetime chance to accompany Jennifer Aniston to the stage.

Then, when Meryl Streep posed with Margaret Cho as a “North Korean” for a pic in a spoof of The Interview, Benedict continued his masterclass in photobombing.

Funny, considering what the 38-year-old Brit told ET’s Kevin Frazier on the red carpet hours before. “Will you photobomb anybody?” Kevin grilled the expectant father. “No,” Benedict promised. Hmm… what changed?

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Just look at that perfectly-timed LEAP! And now that he’s photobombed U2 and Meryl, who else is left?!

Plus, there was this awesome backstage photo with Jennifer. Do we need to say more?

Benedict Cumberbatch and Jennifer Aniston at the 2015 #goldenglobes (Photo by @ellenvonunwerth)

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Though he doesn’t have a Globe to show for it, as far as we’re concerned, Benedict is the real winner.

All hail the Cumberbatch.

Check out Aniston's interview with ET on the Globes red carpet about Oscar buzz surrounding her performance on Cake.