Ok...I'm going to say this now and I know many of my friends who know me are going to be shocked, but I don't believe Benedict Cumberbatch is going to win the Oscar.
(waiting for the stunned silence to turn to rants...)
Here's my theory...The Oscars are political...anyone who knows the world of Hollyweird knows this. The idea at this time of year is to discuss the movie you're supposed to be promoting. You're supposed to show your assets off to the media public. You're supposed to make them love the actor as much as possible...make them realize how much you (and in turn your movie) deserve that little gold man on your mantle.
Now, Ben's a FANTASTIC actor. Anyone who has watched him will attest to this (actually watched, so my roommates don't count as they won't watch most things he stars in simply because I fawn over the beauty of the man nearly daily...but that's another story). However, due to his recent announcement of his pending nuptials and even more recent announcement of upcoming fatherhood, his performance of Allan Turing in The Imitation Game has fallen by the wayside. The excitement has become Sofie and the so-called "Cumberbaby".
It isn't his fault.I don't blame him one bit. His impending fatherhood is something he has dreamt of for years according to past interviews and stories. Why wouldn't he be over the moon? Why wouldn't he who cannot answer an interviewer's question in less than two paragraphs not go off on a merry little tangent about his pretty little fiancee and their soon to be bundle of joy?
In the world of the the Oscars, this is unconscionable.
So there you have it...his love for his woman and "Cumberbaby" will probably lose him the Oscar. I hope I am wrong. If I am, every single person who has read this is MORE than welcome to give me shit after the Oscars are over...I will very very happily be wrong!