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Film and TV star Benedict Cumberbatch, most known for his portrayal of detective Sherlock Holmes in the British BBC TV series Sherlock is set to host the 2014 Laureus World Sports Awards in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on March 26th, 2014!
Apart from his role in Sherlock, Cumberbatch has appeared in a series of highly successful films over the last few years, including this years Oscar winning movie 12 Years a Slave and the Academy award nominated August: Osage County. He also appeared as Julian Julian Assange in the Wikileaks movie The Fifth Estate and as the Dragon Smaug, in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
Joining Cumberbatch in Kuala Lumpur for the Laureus World Sports Awards is none other than Oscar and Grammy award winner Jamie Foxx. Set to perform at the event, Jamie Foxx is a versatile entertainer who’s performances are enjoyed around the world. Foxx will be playing to a star-studded audience of celebrities from sports, entertainment and fashion at the Laureus Awards Ceremony on the evening of Wednesday, March 26th, 2014.
Laureus World Sports Awards, which recognises sporting achievements during the calendar year 2013, is the premier honours event on the international sporting calendar. The winners, as voted by the Laureus World Sports Academy, the ultimate sports jury, made up of 46 of the greatest sportsmen and sportswomen of all time, will be unveiled at a globally televised Awards Ceremony staged at Istana Budaya in Kuala Lumpur.
The full list of Nominees for the 2014 Laureus World Sports Awards are as follows: