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Human Rights Campaign to Honor ‘The Imitation Game’

Human Rights Campaign to Honor ‘The Imitation Game’

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Benedict Cumberbatch’s latest movie The Imitation Game is to be honored by civil rights organization, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).

The film chronicles the true story of British World War II code breaker Alan Turing, who was prosecuted after the war for “homosexual acts”.

HRC is America’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights advocacy group. The organization’s president announced on Monday that the film would be honored next month.

Chad Griffin said in a statement, “We are proud to honour the stars and filmmakers of The Imitation Game for bringing the captivating yet tragic story of Alan Turing to the big screen. Alan Turing was a true hero who saved countless lives with his revolutionary thinking and determination. Yet during the most tragic part of his lifetime, he stood alone and endured unimaginable torment and shame because he was gay.

“This film will give millions across the globe a chance to celebrate a truly brilliant man for his groundbreaking contributions to the world.”

Cumberbatch is expected to collect the accolade at HRC’s New York gala.

Photo Credit: The Weinstein Company

Jasmine Alyce Jasmine is the Associate Editor/Reporter for FanBolt. She’s been obsessed with pop culture and entertainment news since the olden days of MTV’s ‘TRL’ and graduated in 2009 with her BA in Journalism. She’s a huge horror and sci-fi/fantasy fan and her favorite shows include: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, Doctor Who, Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time and Scandal, to name a few.

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