Lupita Nyong'o's Oscar Speech Made Benedict Cumberbatch Cry, But He's Not the Only One
If seeing Lupita Nyong'o win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress — when we all thought Jennifer Lawrence's "cool girl" star might unfairly overtake her — wasn't enough of a reason to consider the 2014 Oscars a win, her 12 Years a Slave costar made it that much better when he was visibly moved by her incredible speech. That's right: Lupita made Benedict Cumberbatch cry and it was beautiful.
Of course, that wasn't the first time Cumberbatch charmed us during the obligatory pop culture behemoth. On the red carpet he pulled an incredible photo bomb on U2 — which, if we're being honest, is the coolest thing to happen to U2 in a long while. There are also reports that he took a whole pizza to himself when Ellen DeGeneres began handing out the tasty treats, which is exactly what everyone else wanted to do. (I mean, did you see David O. Russell's visible FOMO over not being offered a slice?) The cherry on top was seeing our favorite calm, collected Brit losing his composure while watching Nyong'o win the award she so greatly deserved while giving a beautiful speech about achieving one's dreams and defying the path carved out by humble beginnings.
It was enough to make you cry all over again (you know, when you're able to re-hydrate after crying over the speech itself).
Can we all just take a moment to acknowledge what an absolutely perfect moment in time we've all just shared together? Could life be any better right now? (Nope.)