01:44 AM EDT 08/24/2014
Originally posted 01/23/2014 08:00PM
Benedict Cumberbatch proves there's an upside to accepting an award via satellite – wearing what you want from the waist down!
The British actor, 37, won the U.K. National Television Award for best TV detective for his portrayal of a brilliant and lovably-sociopathic Sherlock Holmes in the hit BBC television series Sherlock on Thursday, but accepted his award from Los Angeles.
"Hello from LA … I'm over the moon. I can't tell you what this means," he said. "This is a vote by the public and you are the people that have made this the success of what it is. It's a real, real, real thrill and I wish I was there to pick up the award in person."
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