The Imitation Game which was premiered at the Toronto Film Festival has bagged the People's Choice Award. In a message, director Morten Tyldum said it was "an amazing honour" to win the prize. The movie which stars Benedict Cumberbatch shows the struggle of Alan Turing during the WWII.
The famous British mathematician and code-breaker Alan Turing was convicted in 1951 for gross indecency over a homosexual act which was then illegal and a crime in UK. He died in 1954, 16 days before his 42nd birthday, due to cyanide poisoning.
Benedict who played the famous Alan Turing has been getting many accolades for his breathtaking performance in The Imitation Game. The Sherlock star is seen playing Alan Turing, the Second World War code-breaker in The Imitation Game. Sir Ben Kingsley's romantic comedy Learning to Drive was named first runner-up for the top prize. Comedy drama St Vincent was the second runner-up.
The movie also stars Keira Knightley. This is the second time Benedict and Keira have worked together on-screen. The pair starred together in the adaptation of Ian McEwan's bestseller Atonement in 2007 where Benedict played a supporting role. Apart from Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley is also getting praises for her contemporary role in The Imitation Game.
The Imitation Game has already got a lot of accolades and must be considered for an Oscar nomination.