Benedict Cumberbatch nominated for an Oscar

the_imitation_game_612019Congratulations to Benedict Cumberbatch who has been nominated for an Oscar for best actor for his role as Alan Turing in The Imitation Game!

Benedict has been nominated alongside Steve Carrell (Foxcatcher), Bradley Cooper (American Sniper), Michael Keaton (Birdman) and Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything).

The Imitation Game received 8 nominations overall including best supporting actress for Keira Knightley, best director for Morten Tyldum, best adapted screenplay for Graham Moore, best score for Alexandre Desplat (who received a double nomination as he is also nominated for his score for The Grand Budapest Hotel) and best film.

Commenting on his nomination Benedict said:

So excited and honoured to receive this recognition. It’s wonderful to be included by the Academy in this exceptional year of performances. To ring my parents who are both actors and tell them that their only son has been nominated for an Oscar is one of the proudest moments of my life.

The Oscars are held on 22 February 2015 and in the UK will be broadcast on Sky Movies. You will also be able to see them with NowTv in the UK (the Movies Pass) and NowTv do a 30 day free trial.

Best of luck to Benedict!