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By JENNIFER PEARSON
PUBLISHED: 02:01 EST, 15 November 2014 | UPDATED: 09:53 EST, 15 November 2014
Shailene Woodley's performance in The Fault In Our Stars touched so many, and Benedict Cumberbatch wrenched hearts in The Imitation Game.
But both showed stars in their eyes as they stepped on stage at the Hollywood Film Awards to accept trophies for their acting work on Friday.
They stood among an amazing crowd of other winners who included Keira Knightley, Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne, Chris Rock and Michael Keaton.
Benedict was indeed humble as he accepted the Hollywood Actor Award for his role in The Imitation Game as English mathematician and logician Alan Turing, who helped to crack the Enigma code during World War II.
In the video interview playing out on screen, Benedict said that Turing 'was a brave man but also a very loving man' and that the film is 'a celebration of what he achieved.'
The 38-year-old British actor was slightly taken aback though after Amy Adams handed him his award.
'Oh, my gosh, you make microphones small in this part of the world,' Benedict said, as though agreeing with Johnny Depp's earlier - and quirky - observation.
Benedict continued: 'This is a great honour. Thank you to Amy for presenting. It's truly an embarrassment of riches. He was and is a hero... it's a story that celebrates him... and anyone who's felt ostracised. This is for him and what he's achieved.'
Cumberbatch's co-star Keira Knightley picked up the Supporting Actress Award for her role as Joan Clarke, another one of the WWII code breakers.
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