Despite tackling serious roles such as his recent portrayal of Alan Turing in The Imitation Game, Benedict Cumberbatch is also known for his antics off-screen. Back in last year’s Oscars, Cumberbatch photobombed rock band U2 as they were getting their photos taken. In the 2015 Golden Globe Awards, Cumberbatch was up to his old tricks yet again. During a skit where Margaret Cho (as a North Korean report) asks for a photo with Meryl Streep to be taken by Michael Keaton, Cumberbatch stole the scene by doing one of his “Cumberbombs”.
Cho’s appearance as a North Korean reporter was a reference to her role in Tina Fey’s show, 30 Rock, as well as a jab at the recent North Korean hacking scandal. During the opening monologue of the show, Fey and co-host Amy Poehler referenced the attack by saying, “Tonight we celebrate all the great television shows we know and love as well as the movies that North Korea was okay with. North Korea threatened an attack if Sony Pictures released The Interview forcing us all to pretend we wanted to see it.”
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After the monologue, Cumberbatch took to the stage alongside Jennifer Aniston to present the Best Supoorting Actor award. The award went to JK Simmons for his role as a tough jazz instructor in the drama Whiplash. Cumberbatch himself was nominated for a Best Actor award for his work in The Imitation Game, but it was Eddie Redmayne who managed to nab the trophy for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.
And while Cumberbatch didn’t receive any awards during the Golden Globes, he has enough cause to celebrate. It was recently confirmed that he and fiancée Sophie Hunter are expecting a baby. And with the award season in full swing, there’s still a chance for Cumberbatch to get that Best Actor win… and maybe another photobomb or two.
— ET Canada (@ETCanada) January 12, 2015