Ben is one of the most intelligent men we will ever have the good fortune to come across, in real or reel life. And unlike Sherlock, his EQ, as he has shown in so many of his insightful interviews, is as high as, if not higher, than his IQ. He is, I believe, level-headed enough to know that this BAFTA was not the end-all and be-all of his career, which still stretches long and glorious ahead of him.
It is natural and human that he will feel let down for a while - he did admit to such a feeling after he didn’t win the BAFTA for the first season of the series - and will maybe just want to put the whole affair behind him.
I think we will all be doing him a favor if we, after we ourselves have gotten over our dashed expectations of BAFTA 2012 night, let him do so.
And then, we can all just watch and cheer him as he rises and goes on to do greater things - maybe even greater things than acting. Because, given a chance, I feel Benedict Cumberbatch has it in him to make a change the world.