The audience award-winner at the Toronto International Film Festival is often the best Picture Oscar winner as well. This year, “The Imitation Game” won the People’s Choice Award won last year by “12 Years a Slave,” and in prior years by several films directed by Brits, “The King’s Speech,” “Slumdog Millionaire” and “American Beauty.” (Other TIFF audience winners such as “Silver Linings Playbook” and “Precious” go on to win Oscars other than best Picture.)
Very British “The Imitation Game” is directed by Norwegian Morten Tyldum (“Headhunters“) and stars Benedict Cumberbatch as genius World War II code-cracker Alan Turing, who gets help from mathematicians played by Keira Knightley and Matthew Goode. Oscar-savvy Weinstein Co. is backing the moving period drama, which opens November 21.
Other awards this year are unlikely to have much impact on the Oscar race, though they may help to sell winners to audiences, distributors and exhibitors.
Last night was the rather windy TIFF premiere for Keira’s film Laggies, and we have over 100 images from the event up in the gallery. We also have an additional 72 images from the press conference for The Imitation Game and 185 from the premiere, as well as two additional portrait sessions. Thanks to Luciana and Claudia for their donations.
Over the past few days, Keira has been at the Toronto International Film Festival to promote her upcoming film The Imitation Game, and thanks to our dear friend Luciana we have a whole batch of HQ images to add to the gallery. Also thanks to Claudia for the lovely portrait as well. More on the way!
I have just added 1,420 Blu-Ray quality screen captures of Keira Knightley from her 2012 film Anna Karenina, where she played the title character.
The BFI London Film Festival has just announced its lineup for 2014, and The Imitation Game is set to be their Opening Night Gala screening. The film will screen on October 08 at 7pm in London’s Leicester Square, so we can probably expect Keira to attend. UK audiences will also have the exclusive chance to see Opening Night red carpet footage and interviews with the film’s creators beamed live by satellite into their local cinema and followed by a screening of the film.
Director Morten Tyldum
Producers Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky, Teddy Schwarzman
Screenwriter Graham Moore
With Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Charles Dance
UK distribution STUDIOCANAL
Thaanks to our dear friend Luciana I have just added 03 photoshoots from 2014 to the gallery, including Keira’s latest set for Interview. I’ve also added a new Laggies poster.