The good friends, who went up against each other for Best Actor at every major acting awards ceremony in 2015, have been nominated for the British Style Award.

The nominees were selected by members of the British Fashion Council for being "an individual who most embodies the spirit of British fashion and is an international ambassador for London as a leading creative fashion capital".

Other celebrities on the shortlist include James Bond stars Daniel Craig and Naomie Harris, actors Emily Blunt, Sienna Miller, Sam Claflin, and Gwendoline Christie, as well as musicians FKA Twigs, Florence Welch, and Tinie Tempah.

The winner will be decided by public vote and announced during the British Fashion Awards on 23 November (15) in London.

Redmayne beat Cumberbatch to the Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA prizes for his portrayal of physicist Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. Cumberbatch was nominated for The Imitation Game.