‘The Imitation Game’ Wins Big at Capri, Hollywood International Film Festival

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World War II code-breaking drama The Imitation Game was the toast of the Capri, Hollywood International Film Festival on Friday after landing two top awards.

The movie, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as real-life war hero Alan Turing, was named Best Picture, while filmmaker Morten Tyldum picked up the Best Director accolade at the closing ceremony of the Italian event.

British veteran Timothy Spall was awarded Best Actor for his portrayal of 19th century painter J.M.W. Turner, while Jennifer Aniston (Cake) and Amy Adams (Big Eyes) tied for Best Actress.

Boyhood star Ellar Coltrane and Belle actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw were recognized as Rising Stars and Quartet‘s Eline Powell and Ryan Gage from The Hobbit were named Breakout Actors.

American Hustle director David O. Russell was feted with The Italian American Icon Award, while British actress Brenda Blethyn received a Lifetime Achievement honor and singer/songwriter Francesco De Gregori earned The Capri Legend Award.

Poland’s official Oscars entry, Ida, was declared Best Foreign Film, while there were also honors for Birdman (Visionary Award), Boyhood (Family Award) and Disney film Big Hero 6, which was hailed as Animated Movie of the Year.

Photo Credit: The Weinstein Company

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