Just as the winter has the country firmly in its grasp so now has the award season got the film industry and its actors firmly within its clutches. And within those Golden Globe clutches is a couple of British representatives including the nation’s favourite, Benedict Cumberbatch.

Benedict Cumberbatch
Britain's Golden actor has made it onto the Golden Globes nomination list

The star of Sherlock was nominated in the best actor category for his turn as World War II codebreaker Alan Turing in The Imitation Game.

As actress Kate Beckinsale read out the best actor, actress and film nominations, Cumberbatch found that he was in good company with fellow Brits Eddie Redmayne and David Oyelowo.

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Redmayne has been recognised for his role in the Stephen Hawking biopic, The Theory of Everything, and Oyelowo has got a chance from his portrayal as Martin Luther King, Jr in the American historical drama, Selma.

Of course, this isn’t the only piece of good news that Benedict Cumberbatch has had this year with the Star Trek villain announcing his engagement to theatre and opera director, Sophie Hunter in November.

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Although this was not good news for everybody as the 38-year-old’s legion of fans were devastated that their heart-throb had been so suddenly snapped up with many of his self-titled ‘Cumberb*tches’ lamenting the loss of the actor to another woman.

Let’s hope if he wins a Golden Globe at the 11 January ceremony, it doesn’t have the quite the same reaction.