The Imitation Game Gets 8 Nominations Including Best Picture
By Lisa Weseman
The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, [was] a 2015 nominee for Best Picture. The film also received 7 other nominations, including Benedict Cumberbatch for Actor in a Leading Role, Keira Knightley for Actress in a Supporting Role, Directing, Film Editing, Music (Original Score), Production Design, Writing (Adapted Screenplay). *The film did win Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
In The Imitation Game, as World War II engulfs Europe, a group of English mathematicians are assembled at Bletchley Park to work in secret on cracking the code of a captured German Enigma encryption machine. With England’s fate hanging in the balance, the group’s leader, the brilliant, eccentric Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch), must hide his homosexuality or risk arrest and persecution by the country he is fighting to save.