Benedict Cumberbatch's 'The Imitation Game' Takes Home Audience Award at Hamptons Film Fest
The audience awards in documentary and short film were also handed out Tuesday
Benedict Cumberbatch's Oscar hopeful The Imitation Game won the audience award for narrative film at the Hamptons Film Festival, it was announced Tuesday.
Iris and Feast won the audience awards for documentary and short film, respectively.
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The Imitation Game, which tells the story of World War II hero Alan Turing, who cracked the German Enigma code, also received the festival's Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Award ahead of the five-day event, which wrapped on Monday. The movie, which stars Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, made its East Coast premiere in the Hamptons after screening at the Telluride Film Festival, where it made its world premiere, and the Toronto Film Festival, where it won the people's choice award.
“We are so delighted with the choices that the passionate filmgoers here in the Hamptons made with this year’s audience awards, particularly in seeing that our audiences embraced our Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Award winner, The Imitation Game,“ artistic director David Nugent said in a statement.
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The Golden Starfish and jury awards were handed out on Monday as were other special prizes.
Philomena won the 2013 audience award for narrative film at the Hamptons Film Festival. The Weinstein Company is releasing The Imitation Game on Nov. 21.