Cumberbatch to host 2018 Laureus Awards

Hollywood star Benedict Cumberbatch will host the 2018 Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco on February 27.

Benedict Cumberbatch will host the Laureus Awards for the third time.   -  Special Arrangement

Hollywood star Benedict Cumberbatch will host the 2018 Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco on February 27.

The 2018 Awards in Monaco will be the third time Benedict has hosted the prestigious Laureus World Sports Awards, having previously hosted the 2014 Awards in Kuala Lumpur and the 2015 Ceremony in Shanghai.

The globally-recognised actor has appeared in a series of highly respected film and TV dramas in recent years, including his famous role as Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock, playing Alan Turing in The Imitation Game as well as a role in Academy Award-winning 12 Years a Slave.  

 

Laureus nominations for 2018

“As an actor, I am asked to play a variety of characters, from legendary detective, a master of the mystic arts or an enigma code-breaking genius. None of those characters though have helped me discover who the winners will be at this year’s Laureus Awards,” Cumberbatch said.

“All of the nominations are fantastic and, along with a stunning Monaco location, home of the Formula One Grand Prix, I know it’s going to be a very special night.”

Roger Federer has been nominated in both the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year and Laureus World Comeback of the Year categories Federer is joined by Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, athletics world championships 10,000m gold and 5,000m silver medal-winning athlete Mo Farah, four-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton and French and US Open champion Rafael Nadal in what is expected to be a hotly contested Laureus World Sportsman of the Year category.