Cumberbatch halts red carpet chat amid star arrival

Benedict Cumberbatch was already caught up in the Oscar "party pandemonium" before he went on to photobomb U2 on the red carpet.

The British actor halted a pre-show interview as a huge roar went up for another star arrival at the Dolby Theater and declared: "This place is crazy."

12 Years A Slave star Lupita Nyong'o, who went on to claim the best supporting actress award, and her director, Steve McQueen, also gave their pre-show thoughts, along with Philomena star Steve Coogan.

See: Cumberbatch photobombs U2 on red carpet

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