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February 24, 2015 12:56 pm  #201


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He's so lovely.


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February 24, 2015 4:00 pm  #202


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SusiGo wrote:

Here is Benedict's complete answer to the above gif:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K14N06HzaSo

Thank you for bringing this, SusiGo, it's wonderful!


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February 24, 2015 8:41 pm  #203


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Le sigh….  those quotes from him about just being there, and his happiness, and joy with the rest of those on TIG, and still a little bit of fun snark with the flask/'go away'….  so great. 

Oh my gah… can't believe I stayed up late through the whole thing, when usually don't care about the pomp and watching the shows rather than hearing about the winners and highlights afterwards… but happened to be at mom's while we did some origami for a party and had it on and figured 'why not'… and bemused afterwards that I know from your comments just what parts were happening at the moment. 

Favorite highlights - considering the many upon many actors walking by, was so happy to see one of the network interviewers catch Ben on their podium.  And was staring at his well-dressed self so much, took a second to barely get to notice Karon and Sophie waiting in the background, also so pretty!  And how sweet he was immediately giving a shout-out to his friends and how he was there with his parents and "nearest and dearest".     
Awards shows themselves sometimes drag a bit, although like NPH and pretty well done, although amusedly annoyed how they only panned to the TIG cast/Ben's section once or twice, and frequently on a small number of other actors (yes, I see you, Eastwood).  ;P
A little disappointed for TIG, but hey, we did kinda figure, with the competition.  Which is why one of the best moments of the night for me was Graham's win (and that speech!)    So happy about that… plus the Selma and Song of Music tributes were super nicely touching.  Honestly, though, despite having heard about how good it is (and been meaning to get around to!), I was curiously surprised at how many awards Grand Budapest Hotel swept up.  Wow… definitely need to pick up soon!

Thanks for all the other little tidbits and pics!


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February 25, 2015 1:59 am  #204


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My two favourite parts of the show (not counting seeing Ben and Sophie on the red carpet, Ben's little bit with the flask in the opening production number and Ben presenting on stage) was Graham's win for TIG for Best Adapted Screenplay (the speech, the hugs from Ben and others, the standing ovation - the whole thing made me cry) and the performance of Glory on stage (which was so moving and absolutely spectacular - it gave me shivers).

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February 25, 2015 8:16 am  #205


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Ah-chie wrote:

... was Graham's win for TIG for Best Adapted Screenplay (the speech, the hugs from Ben and others, the standing ovation ...)

Yeah, absolutely moving indeed. I really need to engage in Graham's career a little bit more.
 


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February 25, 2015 4:15 pm  #206


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Here is an interesting article from Forbes about the profitability of the movies that were Oscar contenders.

The Imitation Game stands out as the number one film that got good (actually stellar to be precise) return for the money spent.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/vannale/2015/02/22/oscar-money-watch-the-most-profitable-2015-oscar-movies/

Here highlighted are the TIG parts (but the whole article is an interesting read) -

The Oscar movie with the highest-percentage return by our calculation (a lofty 1,129%) was The Imitation Game. It had a production budget of $14 million and grossed $158 million in global box office sales...American Sniper made the most money of the main Oscar contenders, pulling in $395.4 million globally. Even though Sniper had the widest release of them, opening in 3,885 theaters, The Imitation Game, which was released in 2,235, almost doubled Sniper‘s return-on-investment percentage.While big-budget movies may seem like the best way to roll up big money, our list shows smaller movies can earn a healthy return, too — not just credibility and prestige.

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Currently, according to Box Office Mojo, TIG has a world-wide BO close to $178,000,000 USD and still is in the top ten movies for the domestic US market after 88 days of release (with a US/Canada BO of slightly over $84 million as of 2/23/15). 

Box Office.com estimates its total budget to be about $33 million (that includes publicity and marketing which the Forbes article didn't include) and even with that added in the movie was a roaring success no matter what. 

The significance of this is that it shows that the project was well worth the investment and that it increased the profile of all involved (not only of BC and the other actors but also for Moore, and Mortum Tyldum as well as the folks at Black Bear Pictures which is a relatively new outfit). 

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February 25, 2015 5:08 pm  #207


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And, as all involved always remind us, Alan Turing!

It's excellent news no matter how you look at it.

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February 25, 2015 5:38 pm  #208


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Oh, absolutely REReader! http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/happy.png


From a humanistic, sociological standpoint the movie's biggest achievement was to disseminate the incredible story of Alan Turing to as wide as audience possible and, as well, to bring into focus the idea that "weird" and "different" people can contribute greatly to our society (and so should be welcomed and treated with respect rather than shunned or treated unjustly). 

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February 25, 2015 6:06 pm  #209


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All this and it helps enormously in supporting the 49,000 men campaign. I really hope that it will be successful.


 

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April 5, 2015 3:03 pm  #210


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I do believe that Ben would get another nomination soon and so take this as a rehersal and warm-up
And I admire Ben most is he grasps every chance to talk about Mr Turing and homeosexual campaign. In fact the role of Alan Turing brings Ben a lot recognization but he would rather draw these attention to Mr Turning , not himself. It is valuable
 

 

April 5, 2015 4:26 pm  #211


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I agree, ivywind. Did you see the clip where the Turing family is talking about the campaign?
There are really happy with the movie and with Benedict's support.


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April 6, 2015 8:32 am  #212


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ivywind wrote:

I do believe that Ben would get another nomination soon and so take this as a rehersal and warm-up
 

I don't think he will get any Oscar, Bafta or GG nomination "soon" because at the moment he has not a single project which could potentally land such award - certainly not dr Strange film. But in 4-5 years time... who knows? )
 

 

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