It seems like the world is finally figuring out what Tumblr has known for years now: Benedict Cumerbatch is an international treasure. Not only is Cumberbatch getting married to Sophie Hunter in 2015, but he is also nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Actor thanks to his work in 2014's The Imitation Game. During the ceremony on Sunday, breaths were being held as the Sherlock actor went up against Steve Carell (Foxcatcher), Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler), David Oyelowo (Selma) and Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything). So did Cumberbatch win a Golden Globe for Best Actor?
Unfortunately for everyone's favorite Brit (next to Tom Hiddleston, of course), Eddie Redmayne took home the award. Even more unfortunately, it was kind of well deserved considering The Theory of Everything was an amazing movie and poor Redmayne "had to cut [his and his wife, Hannah's] honeymoon short" to come to the award ceremony. But despite the loss, this will still be a stellar year for Cumberbatch. The Imitation Game is one of many favorites that could be nominated for an Oscar when the nominees are announced on Thursday, January 15, he's expecting his first child with his fiancée, Hunter, and he remains beloved by critics and fans alike as a Tumblr prince with intensely great cheekbones.
So, sure, it would be easy to be disappointed about that this wasn't a Cumberwin, but, let's be real, guys. Cumberbatch is winning so hard at life right now that adding a Golden Globe to all of that might have caused him to develop an ego. Really, it's losses like this that keep him the humble dorky feminist dream that we all know and admire. Instead of thinking of this as a setback, we should instead be thinking of this as a tough competition that the Sherlock star just happened to lose out on. And, even better, the chances of him winning a Golden Globe and an Oscar were pretty slim, so this setback might have improved his Oscar chances. (Or so I want to believe.)
Of course, that won't stop fans from being rightfully upset that Cumberbatch didn't take home the statue this time around. In fact, those who aren't reluctantly admitting that Redmayne utterly deserved this win — I mean, in addition to being an actor, the man can sing! — are busy lamenting the fact that Cumberbatch was robbed.
I feel your pain, Cumberbitches. But, on the bright side, Cumberbatch may have lost the Golden Globes, but he still won the night in one single action. When people think back on this awards ceremony, they won't be thinking about his loss. They'll be thinking about the best photobomb in the history of photobombs.
Watch Redmayne's acceptance speech below.