Most of the Best Picture candidates have topical, political and tolerance themes that make them more than just movies. Last night at the Human Rights Campaign Gala, The Imitation Game was honored, with star Matthew Goode, Harvey Weinstein and director Morten Tyldum on hand with producers Nora Grossman and Ido Ostrowsky at the Waldorf Astoria. Tyldum told the crowd how much the award meant to him because his daughter told him two years ago she was gay and it’s the work of HRC that helps ease her future. Joel Grey, who recently declared he was gay, read a passage from Larry Kramer’s play The Normal Heart. “Did you know that it was an openly gay Englishman who was as responsible as any man for winning the Second World War? His name was Alan Turing…why don’t they teach any of this in the schools.” Said Grey: “We have come a long way but we must never forget out past, or our heroes. Today, Turing’s vital story is finally being told.”
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