Even though he wasn’t at the awards – accepting the honour from 24 star Keifer Sutherland via video link – Cumberbatch certainly had an impact on the crowd. Mainly because he was rocking a red board short and suit combo.
Yeah, that happened.
While the star of the detective drama was giving a rather lovely speech, during which he thanked the fans profusely and admitted he was getting “quite nervous”, the camera dropped to reveal his bright red swim shorts.
“Er, what? No, no, no, come up, don’t show them my shorts, christ,” he gasped, before joking he was staying in Sutherland’s house and had been busy swimming in the pool every day.
The irony of flying someone in from LA to present an award to someone in LA was not lost on the NTAs host Dermot O’Leary.