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Benedict Cumberbatch named 'actor of the year'

Benedict Cumberbatch swooped the 'actor of the year' at GQ awards 2014. The actor has had a superlative year till now and he has some interesting projects lined up.

hollywood Updated: Sep 03, 2014 15:22 IST
Benedict Cumberbatch,Sherlock,The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

Benedict Cumberbatch swooped the 'actor of the year' at GQ awards 2014, it has been reported.

While Tony Blair won the 'philanthropist of the year', following with Iggy Pop receiving the 'icon of the year' and Kim Kardashian West bagged the 'woman of the year' award at the ceremony, the Mirror reported.

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Describing Cumberbatch, the magazine said on its website, "He has had a superlative year. The 38-year-old returned to the small screen in the third series of BBC's Sherlock, went blockbuster for The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug, put in an epic performance in 12 Years A Slave and next month excels alongside the cream of Brit talent as Alan Turing in Enigma-code biopic The Imitation Game."

While accepting the award, Cumberbatch said: "This is wonderful. I'd like to thank James McAvoy for not being available. But seriously, it's an embarrassment of riches. I'm in one of those extraordinary rooms with extraordinary people. Thank you Mum and Dad for rearing me. Wait, what century am I in? I'm going to leave the stage now because I drank a lot and I need the loo."

First Published: Sep 03, 2014 14:58 IST