Oscars 2014: Benedict Cumberbatch and the best photobomb of all time

The 12 Years A Slave actor flew above Irish rock band U2 on the red carpet of the 86th Academy Awards...

We thought it couldn’t get any better when last year brought us Jack Nicholson photobombing Jennifer Lawrence. But it did. And then some. Thanks to Mr Benedict Cumberbatch. 


The 12 Years a Slave actor generated some serious height when he photobombed (ok, leapt) behind Irish rock band U2, including frontman Bono, on the red carpet at the 86th Academy Awards. 

The Sherlock actor – who provided one of the photos of this year’s Golden Globes by dancing with co-star Michael Fassbender – appears in the background, hands raised and pulling a goofy face. We’ll say no more. Forget the Oscars, just gaze at the below… 

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