TFI-Supported ‘The Imitation Game’ Receives 8 Oscar Nominations

Yesterday nominations for the 87th annual Academy Awards were announced and TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund alum The Imitation Game received eight nominations, only Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel had more with nine each.

The film, which looks at the work done by mathematician Alan Turing and his team to crack the Nazi's Enigma code during World War II, has been heralded by many since it premiered at this past Telluride Film Festival (and then won the coveted People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival a few weeks later). The film not only looks at an untold hero from WWII but Turing's struggle living as a gay man in the UK, which at the time was illegal.

Here are the categories the film is nominated in. The Oscars will broadcast on ABC Sunday, February 22.

BEST PICTURE
Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky and Teddy Schwarzman

BEST ACTOR
Benedict Cumberbatch

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Keira Knightley

BEST DIRECTOR
Morten Tyldum

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Graham Moore

BEST EDITING
William Goldenberg

ORIGINAL SCORE
Alexandre Desplat

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Maria Djurkovic (Production Design); Tatiana Macdonald (Set Decoration)

Listen to our chat with the film's screenwriter, Graham Moore, on TFI LIVE.