Nearby, Benedict Cumberbatch chatted with costar Chiwetel Ejiofor. The film’s big win is “the definition of overwhelming. It’s a huge validation of Solomon Northup’s story. It means a lot. I’m thrilled to be a small cog” in the production, Cumberbatch said of the film’s triumph.
The actor said he’s excited about his upcoming film, “The Imitation Game.” He plays Alan Turing, a real-life British mathematician and World War II codebreaker who recently received a royal pardon for 1950s criminal charges related to homosexuality. “I adore that man,” said Cumberbatch, who objects to how Turing was treated. “It would be a special thing to do him justice.”"