Awards and Nominations

Did you know that…

… Benedict won his first BAFTA after 8 nominations (7 for BAFTA TV and 1 for BAFTA Film) for his performance as the title character of Showtime’s ‘Patrick Melrose’ (2018), a role he got after saying he’d like to play it in a AMA session on Reddit?


Benedict Cumberbatch has won and been nominated to several awards for his work on Cinema, TV, Theatre and Radio. Well acclaimed, the actor has won an Emmy for Sherlock, a BAFTA for Patrick Melrose, and an Olivier for Frankenstein. In 2015, Cumberbatch had been nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game.


FILM & TV

AACTA Awards

  • 2015 — Best International Actor for The Imitation GameNominated

Academy Awards

  • 2015 — Best Actor in a Leading Role for The Imitation GameNominated

BAFTA Awards (Film)

  • 2015 — Best Actor in a Leading Role for The Imitation GameNominated

BAFTA Awards (TV)

  • 2004 — Best Leading Actor for HawingNominated
  • 2009 — Best Supporting Actor for Small IslandNominated
  • 2011 — Best Leading Actor for Sherlock Nominated
  • 2012 — Best Leading Actor for Sherlock → Nominated
  • 2015 — Best Leading Actor for Sherlock → Nominated
  • 2017 — Best Leading Actor for Richard IIINominated
  • 2019 — Best Leading Actor for Patrick MelroseWON

BAFTA LA — Britannia Awards

  • 2013 — Britannia Award for British of The YearWON

British Independent Film Awards

  • 2011 — Best Supporting Actor for Tinker Tailor Soldier SpyNominated
  • 2014 — Best Actor for The Imitation GameNominated
  • 2014 — Variety Award → WON

Crime Thriller Awards

  • 2010 — Best Actor for SherlockWON
  • 2012 — Best Actor for SherlockWON

Critics’ Choice Movie Awards

  • 2013 — Best Acting Ensemble for 12 Years A SlaveNominated
  • 2013 — Best Acting Ensemble for August: Osage CountyNominated
  • 2014 — Best Acting Ensemble for The Imitation GameNominated
  • 2014 — Best Actor for The Imitation Game Nominated
  • 2016 — Best Actor in an Action Movie for Doctor StrangeNominated

Primetime Emmy Awards

  • 2012 — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for Sherlock: A Scandal in BelgraviaNominated
  • 2013 — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for Parade’s EndNominated
  • 2014 — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for Sherlock: His Last VowWON
  • 2016 — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for Sherlock: The Abominable Bride Nominated
  • 2017 — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for Sherlock: The Lying DetectiveNominated
  • 2018 — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for Patrick Melrose → Nominted
  • 2018 — Outstanding Miniseries with Patrick MelroseNominated

Golden Globe Awards

  • 2012 — Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for SherlockNominated
  • 2014 — Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for The Imitation Game Nominated
  • 2018 — Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for Patrick MelroseNominated

Golden Nymph Awards

  • 2004 — Television Films – Best Performance by an Actor for HawkingWON
  • 2006 — Mini-Series – Best Performance by an Actor for To The Ends of The EarthWON
  • 2014 — Television Films – Best Performance by an Actor for SherlockNominated

Hollywood Film Awards

  • 2013 — Best Ensemble for August: Osage CountyWON
  • 2014 — Best Actor for The Imitation GameWON

MTV Movie Awards

  • 2014 — Best Villain for Star Trek: Into DarknessNominated
  • 2014 — Favorite Character for Star Trek: Into Darkness → Nominated

National Television Awards

  • 2011 — Most Popular Male Drama Performance for SherlockNominated
  • 2013 — Most Popular Male Drama Performance for SherlockNominated
  • 2014 — Best TV Detective → WON

Satellite Awards

  • 2008 — Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for The Last EnemyNominated
  • 2010 — Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for SherlockNominated
  • 2012 — Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for SherlockWON
  • 2013 — Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for Parade’s End → Nominated
  • 2014 — Best Actor – Motion Picture for The Imitation GameNominated

Saturn Awards

  • 2013 — Best Supporting Actor for Star Trek: Into DarknessNominated
  • 2017 — Best Actor in a Film for Doctor StrangeNominated

Screen Actors Guild Awards

  • 2013 — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for August: Osage CountyNominated
  • 2013 — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for 12 Years a SlaveNominated
  • 2014 — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for The Imitation Game Nominated
  • 2014 — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for The Imitation GameNominated
  • 2014 — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie for SherlockNominated
  • 2017 — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie for SherlockNominated

Teen Choice Awards

  • 2014 — Choice Animated Movie: Voice for The Hobbit: The Desolation of SmaugNominated
  • 2017 — Choice Movie Actor: Fantasy for Doctor StrangeNominated

Television Critics Association Awards

  • 2012 — Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Movie/Miniseries Actor for SherlockWON
  • 2013 — Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Movie/Miniseries Actor for Parade’s End → Nominated
  • 2014 — Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Movie/Miniseries Actor for SherlockNominated

THEATRE

Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards

  • 2012 – Best Actor for FrankensteinWON

Evening Standard Theatre Awards

  • 2010 — Best Actor for After The DanceNominated
  • 2011 — Best Actor (with Jonny Lee Miller) for FrankensteinWON

Ian Charleson Awards

  • 2001 — Best Classical Stage Performance for Love’s Labour’s LostNominated
  • 2001 — Best Classical Stage Performance for Hedda GlaberWON

Laurence Olivier Awards

  • 2006 — Best Performance in a Supporting Role for Hedda GlaberNominated
  • 2012 — Best Actor (with Jonny Lee Miller) for FrankensteinWON
  • 2016 — Best Actor for HamletNominated

Whatsonstage.com Awards

  • 2011 — Best Actor in a Play for After the DanceNominated
  • 2016 — Best Actor in a Play for HamletWON