It’s not quite the Oscars, but The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch has had its first awards nod of 2015 at the Capri, Hollywood International Film Festival.
The biopic of code-breaker Alan Turing won Best Picture at the Italy film festival, in what is set to be a busy awards year for the British film and its Sherlock star. The Imitation Game’s director Morten Tyldum also earned an award on the Italian coast.
Best Actor also went to a British actor, with Timothy Spall winning the accolade for his role in Mr Turner. The Hobbit and The Musketeers English actor Ryan Gage won the Breakout Actor award.
Many of the award winners are also tipped for Oscars and Bafta glory in 2015 – Cumberbatch has already been nominated for Best Actor in the Golden Globes – and the festival’s producer Pascal Vicedomini was keen to point out the strength of the field at the Capri, Hollywood festival.
“This year, Capri, Hollywood was able to present the best of this cinematic season, many of which are contenders for year-end honours including the Golden Globes, the Baftas and the Academy Awards,” he said.
Here is the complete list of the Capri, Hollywood International Film Festival winners.
Best Picture The Imitation Game
Best Actor Timothy Spall, Mr. Turner
Best Actress (tie) Jennifer Aniston, Cake Amy Adams, Big Eyes
Best Director Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game
Visionary Award Birdman
Family Award Boyhood
Animated Movie of the Year Big Hero 6
Best Foreign Film Ida (Poland)
Rising Stars Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood) Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Beyond The Lights)
Breakout Actors Ryan Gage (The Hobbit) Eline Powell (Quartet)
Cult Awards Luca Zingaretti Nastassja Kinsky
Mediterranean Awards Marco D’Amore (Gomorra) Moran Atias (Third Person)