The First Full Length Screenplay for Its Writer
The Imitation Game Wins the Oscar for Writing, Adapted Screenplay
The Imitation Game won today the Oscar for Writing, Adapted Screenplay at the 87th Academy Awards for Graham Moore. The film is the young writer's first feature length screenplay. The win follows on Moore's win for Best Adapted Screenplay at the Writers Guild of America Awards, his Golden Globe nomination for Best Screenplay and BAFTA nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.
In The Imitation Game, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal.
The real life story of Turing earned five nominations including Best Motion Picture - Drama and Best Performance By An Actor- Drama for Benedict Cumberbatch's portrayal of Turing. Keira Knightley received a nomination for Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role, her third Golden Globe nomination. The film also earned a nomination for Best Screenplay and Best Original Score.
The Imitation Game is directed by Morten Tyldum and stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong and Rory Kinnear.
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