Benedict Cumberbatch for the Best Photobomb Award

By Hannah Aven Guarin | 4 years ago
Benedict Cumberbatch for the Best Photobomb Award
Benedict Cumberbatch TIFF 2013


Since Monday, March 3, 2014, a day after the , Oscars 2014, several news and photos about the 86th Academy Awards have gone viral including the epic selfie of Ellen DeGeneres with the A-list stars and Jennifer Lawrence’s tripping for the second time. Here’s another one: Benedict Cumberbatch’s photobombing incident at the Oscars 2014. It was so hilarious and a lot of people took notice of it, saying that Benedict Cumberbatch is up for the Best Photobomb Award.

As the band U2 is posing for the press at the 86th Academy Awards in front of the Dolby Theatre, Cumberbatch photobombed the group by jumping up high. He did the act twice, making sure that the photographers took a good shot. That should cement Benedict Cumberbatch’s chances of earning the Best Photobomb Award at the Oscars 2014.

Meanwhile, U2 didn’t seem to notice Cumberbatch because the band still continued to pose for photos.

U2’s song “Ordinary Love” was nominated as Best Song in the recently held Oscars 2014, but lost to “Let It Go.” However, the group received a standing ovation after their performance of the heartwarming song from the movie “Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom.”

Aside from Benedict Cumberbatch photobombing at the Oscars 2014, other Hollywood stars at the 86th Academy Awards also photobombed other celebrities as well.

NY Daily News published some of the famous photobombs at the Oscars 2014. Some of which include Lupita Nyong’o and Jared Leto’s photobombing incidents. Nyong’o photobombed Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto while Leto photobombed the “Les Miserables” star Anne Hathaway as she posed for Vanity Fair.

Speaking of celebrity photobombs, in September 2013, the Huffington Post published “The Most Epic Celebrity Photobombs” wherein famous stars like Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep, Orlando Bloom and Ellen DeGeneres were photobombed by other Hollywood stars.

What exactly is a photobomb? According to Oxford Dictionaries, the word “photobomb” means to spoil a photograph of a person or a thing by appearing unexpectedly in the camera’s view as the picture is being taken. Such as is typically of a prank or a practical joke.

The Oxford Dictionary associates “photobomb” with that of “Google bomb,” which means “an attempt to make a search term return a website for an unexpected person or organization when entered in a search engine (typically for satirical or humorous purposes) by the creation of numerous links to that website from pages including the search term.”

Unlike the word “selfie,” several credible dictionaries have already listed the word “photobomb,” such as Macmillan, Oxford and Collins.

Click HERE to see Cumberbatch photobombing U2 (source: BuzzFeed). You will understand why Benedict Cumberbatch is up for the Best Photobomb Award.

You may check Complex’s Web site at for more celebrity photobombs.

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