Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘The Imitation Game’ Takes Top Prize at Toronto International Film Festival


Benedict Cumberbatch’s The Imitation Game has won the top prize at Canada’s Toronto International Film Festival.

The film, in which Cumberbatch portrays British mathematician Alan Turing who helped break Germany’s Enigma Code in World War II, landed the Grolsch People’s Choice honor on Sunday.

Patricia Clarkson and Sir Ben Kingsley’s Learning to Drive and St. Vincent, which features Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy, were named runners-up.

Other winners included Beats of the Antonov, which claimed the People’s Choice Award as the festival’s best documentary and What We Do in the Shadows, which was feted with the People’s Choice Midnight Madness Award.

Sunday’s awards ceremony brought the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival to a close.

The Imitation Game is set to debut in theaters November 21.

‘The Imitation Game’ Official Trailer

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