HOLLYWOOD (CNS) – A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame will be unveiled today honoring Benedict Cumberbatch for a career that earned him an Emmy and two Best Actor Oscar nominations.
JJ Abrams and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige will join Cumberbatch to speak at the 11:30 a.m. ceremony at 6918 Hollywood Boulevard outside The Line Store. The ceremony will be streamed on the Walk of Fame website, www.walkoffame.com.
Abrams directed Cumberbatch in the 2013 film, “Star Trek Into Darkness.” Cumberbatch has portrayed Doctor Strange in six Marvel films, including “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” which premieres May 6.
The star is the 2,714th since the Walk of Fame was completed in 1961 with the first 1,558 stars.
Cumberbatch received his second Best Actor Oscar nomination on Feb. 8 for his portrayal of charismatic rancher Phil Burbank in the haunting Western psychological drama “The Power of the Dog.”
Cumberbatch’s first Oscar nomination came in 2015 for his portrayal of British World War II codebreaker Alan Turing in “The Imitation Game.” The Oscar went to Eddie Redmayne for his role as physicist Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything”. ‘
Cumberbatch won an Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Emmy in 2014 for his portrayal of the titular character in the third season episode of the BBC mystery crime drama ‘Sherlock’, ‘His Last Vow’ ‘ shown in the United States as part of the PBS anthology series ‘Masterpiece’.
Cumberbatch also received category nominations for the role in 2012, 2016 and 2017.
Cumberbatch received his second Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Emmy Award nomination in 2013 for his work in the HBO period drama ‘Parade’s End’ about three Britons embroiled in strained and ultimately tragic relationships in the years before the First World War.
Cumberbatch’s most recent Emmy nomination came in 2018, also for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie, for his title role as a wealthy Englishman trying to overcome his addictions and rooted demons. abuse from his cruel father and neglectful mother in the Showtime miniseries ‘Patrick Melrose.’
Cumberbatch also received a producer nomination for ‘Patrick Melrose’ nomination for Outstanding Limited Series.
In addition to ‘The Power of the Dog’ and ‘The Imitation Game’, Cumberbatch appeared in four other films that received Best Picture Oscar nominations — ‘1917’, ’12 Years a Slave’, ‘Warhorse’ and ‘Atonement’.
Cumberbatch’s other films include ‘August: Osage County’ ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’ ‘Black Mass’ and all three films in ‘The Hobbit’ series.
Cumberbatch also provided voices for the animated films ‘The Grinch’, ‘Penguins of Madagascar’ and ‘Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle’.
Cumberbatch’s other TV credits include the title role in the BBC made-for-TV movie ‘Hawking’, ‘Brexit: The Uncivil War’, ‘The Hollow Crown’ and ‘Small Island’.