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The Imitation Game, Pride nominated for BAFTA awards

The Imitation Game, Pride nominated for BAFTA awards

The Imitation Game is nominated to win Best Film at the BAFTA awards, it was announced today (9 January). 

The movie follows the life of Alan Turing, a gay icon and war hero who was credited with cracking what was previously thought to be the unbreakable code of the German WWII Enigma machine.

Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Turing, is a contender for Leading Actor award while Keira Knightley has been nominated for Supporting Actress for her portrayal of the mathmatician’s wife Joan Clarke.

Having already received the Ensemble Performance award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival awards, the film is up for Best British Film, Adapted Screenplay, Editing, Production Design, Costume Design and Sound.

Accepting the award at Palm Springs, Cumberbatch said: ‘It’s something that brought us all to this story, this unique, extraordinary, passionate, dividend, single minded and incredibly beautiful soul of a human being.

‘A mind and a body as well. A marathon runner of Olympic standards, as well as a gay man, to make him better known, To bring him to an audience he deserved in his lifetime and beyond’

The film, which is being seen as an Oscar front-runner, has also been nominated for five Golden Globe awards.

Other movies up for BAFTAs include Pride, which has been listed for the Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer category and Best British Film.

BAFTA, the British Oscars, will be hosted by Stephen Fry on 8 February in London. 

The full list of nominations include:

Best Film

Birdman

Boyhood

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

The Theory of Everything

Outstanding British Film

’71

The Imitation Game

Paddington

Pride

The Theory of Everything

Under the Skin

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

Northern Soul (Elaine Constantine)

’71 (Yann Demange, Gregory Burke)

Lilting (Hong Khaou)

Kajaki: The True Story (Paul Katis, Andrew de Lotbiniere)

Pride (Stephen Beresford, David Livingstone)

Film Not in the English Language

Ida

Leviathan

The Lunchbox

Trash

Two Days, One Night

Documentary

20 Feet from Stardom

20,000 Days on Earth

CitizenFour

Finding Vivian Maier

Virunga

Animated Film

Big Hero 6

The Boxtrolls

The Lego Movie

Director

Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman)

Richard Linklater (Boyhood)

Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

James Marsh (The Theory of Everything)

Damien Chazelle (Whiplash)

Original Screenplay

Birdman (Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr, Armando Bo)

Boyhood (Richard Linklater)

The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson)

Nightcrawler (Dan Gilroy)

Whiplash (Damien Chazelle)

Adapted Screenplay

American Sniper (Jason Hall)

Gone Girl (Gillian Flynn)

The Imitation Game (Graham Moore)

Paddington (Paul King)

The Theory of Everything (Anthony McCarten)

Leading Actor

Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game)

Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel)

Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)

Michael Keaton (Birdman)

Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)

Leading Actress

Amy Adams (Big Eyes)

Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything)

Julianne Moore (Still Alice)

Reese Witherspoon (Wild)

Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)

Supporting Actor

Steve Carell (Foxcatcher)

Ethan Hawke (Boyhood)

Edward Norton (Birdman)

Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)

JK Simmons (Whiplash)

Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)

Keira Knightly (The Imitation Game)

Imelda Staunton (Pride)

Emma Stone (Birdman)

Rene Russo (Nightcrawler)

Original Music

Birdman (Antonio Sanchez)

The Grand Budapest Hotel (Alexandre Desplat)

Interstellar (Hans Zimmer)

The Theory of Everything (Jóhann Jóhannsson)

Under the Skin (Mica Levi)

Cinematography

Birdman

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Ida

Interstellar

Mr Turner

Editing

Birdman

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

Nightcrawler

The Theory of Everything

Whiplash

Production Design

Big Eyes

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

Interstellar

Mr Turner

Costume Design

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

Into the Woods

Mr Turner

The Theory of Everything

Make Up & Hair

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Guardians of the Galaxy

Into the Woods

Mr Turner

The Theory of Everything

Sound

American Sniper

Birdman

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

Whiplash

Special Visual Effects

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Guardians of the Galaxy

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Interstellar

X-Men: Days of Future Past

British Short Animation

The Bigger Picture

Monkey Love Experiments

My Dad

British Short Film

Boogaloo and Graham

Emotional Fusebox

The Kármán Line

Slap

Three Brothers

EE Rising Star Award

Shailene Woodley

Jack O’Connell

Miles Teller

Margot Robbie

Gugu Mbatha-Raw