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Despite five nominations ‘The Imitation Game’ disappointed at Golden Globes

Joseph McCormick January 12, 2015

Alan Turing biopic ‘The Imitation Game’ came away empty handed at the Golden Globes, despite being nominated for five honours.

Gay World War II codebreaker, Turing – often hailed as the grandfather of modern computing – was convicted of ‘gross indecency’ in 1952 after having sex with a man, and was chemically castrated, barred from working for GCHQ, and eventually driven to suicide.

The film, which features Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley came away empty handed at the 2015 Golden Globes.

Among other awards, Cumberbatch and Knightley were nominated for their roles in the film but was disappointed.

More successful was Amazon’s ‘Transparent’ comedy, which was named the Best TV Comedy, and Jeffrey Tambor was named Best Actor in a TV Comedy for his role playing a transgender mother.

Tambor thanked the trans community in accepting the award, saying: “Thank you for your courage… Thank you for your patience. Thank you for your inspiration. And thank you for letting us be a part of the change.”

The show’s creator Jill Soloway dedicated the programme to trans teen Leelah Alcorn, who killed herself by stepping in front of a truck last month.

“This award is dedicated to the memory of Leelah Alcorn … And I just want to thank you for coming out,” Soloway said.

Uzo Aduba, who plays Suzanne ‘Crazy Eyes’ Warren in ‘Orange is the New Black’, was disappointed in the TV category, but out gay actor Matt Bomer was honoured for AIDS drama ‘The Normal Heart’ as Best Supporting Actor in a Series.

Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game and Thatcher-era drama Pride have both picked up several nomination for BAFTA awards.

More: benedict cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, orange is the new black, US, uzo aduba

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