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Wednesday 17 September 2014

And the best 'photo-bomb' award goes to... Benedict Cumberbatch for photo-crashing U2's red carpet snap

Published 03/03/2014 | 07:44

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Actor Benedict Cumberbatch jumps behind U2 at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California March 2, 2014.  REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) (OSCARS-ARRIVALS)
Best Oscars photo-bomb? Actor Benedict Cumberbatch jumps behind U2 at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Members of the band U2 (L-R) Larry Mullen Jr, The Edge, Bono and Adam Clayton arrive 
at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California March 2, 2014.      REUTERS/Adrees Latif (UNITED STATES TAGS: ENTERTAINMENT) (OSCARS-ARRIVALS)
Members of the band U2 (L-R) Larry Mullen Jr, The Edge, Bono and Adam Clayton arrive at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
Bono from the banc U2 and his wife Ali Hewson
, arrive at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California March 2, 2014.  REUTERS/Mike Blake (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (OSCARS-ARRIVALS)
Bono from the banc U2 and his wife Ali Hewson , arrive at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California March 2, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Ellen DeGeneres might have ‘broken Twitter’ with her star-packed selfie, but Benedict Cumberbatch also earned his social media kudos last night.

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The ‘Sherlock’ actor photo-bombed U2 as they posed for a photo on the red carpet ahead of their Oscars performance last night.

Cumberbatch leaped into the air, his arms outstretched and grinned as Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge and Larry Mullen Jr posed with their other halves.

The world-famous rock group suited up for the occasion, putting their own twist on red carpet black-tie.

The Edge teamed his trademark beanie hat with an embellished suit jacket, while Clayton wore a velvet bow-tie and a glittering jacket.

The band received a standing ovation when they performed their Oscar-nominated song Ordinary Love, but failed to scoop the award.

Instead, Kristen Anderson Lopez and Robert Lopez's ‘Let It Go’ from Disney's animated blockbuster ‘Frozen’ walked away with the Academy Award.

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