Benedict Cumberbatch and Fiancée Sophie Hunter Were the Look of Love at Palm Springs Film Awards

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Benedict Cumberbatch gets naked for the Ice Bucket Challenge
Awards season has (un)officially been launched!

Newly engaged couple Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter made yet another red carpet appearance together at last night’s Palm Springs Film Awards (Saturday, January 3, 2015).

Benedict accepted an ensemble performance award with some of his The Imitation Game co-stars. Benedict wasn’t the only big name actor at last night’s ceremony! Also in attendance were Eddie Redmayne (and his new wife!), Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell, and Julianne Moore (amongst many others!), while Brad Pitt and Robert Downey Jr. were there to present.

Wearing a sharp suit, Benedict looked devilishly handsome and in love with his wife-to-be, while Sophie sported a long, multi-colored dress.

Once onstage to accept the award, The Daily Mail reported that Benedict remarked humorously, “I’ve been chosen to speak, which is alarming.”

The actor is a frontrunner for an Oscar this year, which is exciting because that means we’ll be seeing plenty more of Benedict in a smart suit on the red carpet in the weeks to come!

In The Imitation Game, Benedict Cumberbatch plays the role of Alan Turing, a Cambridge mathematics alumnus who, in 1939, cracked Nazi codes by building a machine to decipher them. He and his team (including Keira Knightley portraying Joan Clark), become heroes. Despite his acclaim, in 1952, Turing was persecuted by the government when authorities revealed he was gay, and sent him to prison.

Check out the gallery above for the Palm Springs Film Awards red carpet arrivals!