The film, which is based on the book “Alan Turing: The Enigma” by Andrew Hodges, has been nominated for eight Academy Awards including Best Adapted Screenplay. It has seemed like a foregone conclusion for sometime that Adapted Screenplay would be an easy trophy for the Weinstein Company to snag up for the film. However, with “The Theory of Everything” coming on strong, and “Whiplash” making its unexpected category switch, the road may not be so easily paved any longer. Other nominees at the USC Scripter were “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn, “Inherent Vice” by Paul Thomas Anderson, “The Theory of Everything” by Anthony McCarten, and “Wild” by Nick Hornby. Only three out of the five made the Oscar lineup, with “American Sniper” and “Whiplash” sitting on the sidelines.
The Academy Awards will be handed out on February 22 on ABC.
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