It’s Monday morning (ugh!) and it’s also the day after the 2015 Academy Awards. I hope many of you watched it last night, if for no other reason than that The Imitation Game was nominated for Best Picture, along with a few other awards. If you are unfamiliar with the film, it is about one of the greatest minds of the 20th century, Alan Turing, who helped the Allies win World War II. In fact, I am inclined to believe he was the leading force behind our success – for if it wasn’t for him and his colleagues, the Germans’ Enigma Machine would’ve never been broken. But when all was said and done, he was punished rather than being commended for that enormous contribution to the World. He was punished for being a gay man.
I’ve written about Alan Turing in another post a few months ago and you can read it here: The Importance of Turing.
While The Imitation Game did not win for Best Picture, it won in a very small, but extremely important category: Best Writing Adapted Screenplay. This award was won by a lovely young man named Graham Moore. A lovely young man who is gay like Turing. He gave the most beautiful thank-you speech I’ve ever heard and it brought tears to my eyes.
What was your favourite part of the night, provided you watched?