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The Imitation Game (2014)

Benedict Cumberbatch as "Alan Turing"

In 1939, newly created British intelligence agency MI6 recruits Cambridge mathematics alumnus Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to crack Nazi codes, including Enigma -- which cryptanalysts had thought unbreakable. Turing's team, including Joan Clarke (Keira Knightley), analyze Enigma messages while he builds a machine to decipher them. Turing and team finally succeed and become heroes, but in 1952, the quiet genius encounters disgrace when authorities reveal he is gay and send him to prison.

Academy Award (2014) Nominated Best Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014) Nominated Leading Actor
Golden Globe (2014) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

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Benedict Cumberbatch Talks 'The Imitation Game' and His Horrible Math Skills

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Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Get the Hard Sell in This Exclusive 'Imitation Game' Clip

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Benedict Cumberbatch's Hypothetical Sherlock Sex Scene Is Too Hot for TV

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2015 Oscar Predictions and Other Things We Learned at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival

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Watch the New, Hilariously Adorable 'Penguins of Madagascar' Trailer (VIDEO)

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