March 3, 2014 7:39 AM EST

Benedict Cumberbatch would like to thank U2 for giving him such an incredible opportunity, and God for giving him the strength to reach for the stars. And the Academy, and his family. Bono, it’s been an honor working with you.

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Actor Benedict Cumberbatch jumps behind U2 at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California March 2, 2014.

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