Benedict Cumberbatch could be Oscar-bound!
This past Sunday (September 14th) marked the end of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and also the announcement of the top prize: the Grolsch People’s Choice Award. In the past, People's Choice winners have included award heavyweights: 12 Years a Slave (2013), Silver Linings Playbook (2012), The King's Speech (2010), Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire (2009) andSlumdog Millionaire (2008).
The Imitation Game details the life of Alan Turning, English mathematician and logician (who also happens to be gay) who helped crack the Enigma Code, thought to be the best encryption code in history - seemingly unbreakable - during World War II. The Enigma Code was used by the Nazis to transmit messages and instructions before and during the war. The deciphering of the code by Turning was called, "...the single biggest contribution to Allied victory in the war against Nazi Germany," according to Winston Churchill, since it allowed the Allies to defeat the Nazis at several crucial battles. The Imitation Game boasts a star-studded cast led by Benedict Cumberbatch. Supporting players include: Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Charles Dance, Allen Leech and Rory Kinnear.
The film may have had its World Premiere at TIFF, but we'll have to wait until November 21st for its release in theaters. You can check out the trailer for The Imitation Game below: