Benedict Cumberbatch wasn’t the most nominated or highest paid actor this award season. He didn’t impress us with an insane physical transformation or move us to tears in an interview. And yet when POPSUGAR readers cast their vote for the sexiest man of award season, a whopping 48 percent chose Benedict. What made Benedict so irresistible? Keep reading to see all the reasons we’ve loved seeing him at all the Hollywood celebrations!
There’s a reason Harvey Weinstein plunked down $7 million for this World War II drama at Berlin. Benedict Cumberbatch plays Alan Turing, the famed cryptographer who helped crack the Nazi’s Enigma Code before being prosecuted for homosexuality. He later died from cyanide poisoning — probably suicide.