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Keira Knightley Nominated for Academy Award

The list of nominees for the 87th Academy Awards have just been announced and Keira Knightley has received her second nomination, as she has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “The Imitation Game”. The film is also nominated for Best Picture, Best Director (Morten Tyldum), Best Actor (Benedict Cumberbatch), Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing, Production Design and Best Score. Keira’s song ‘Lost Stars’ from “Begin Again” has also been nominated for Best Original Song.

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”
Laura Dern, “Wild”
Emma Stone, “Birdman”
Meryl Streep, “Into The Woods”
Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game”

The Oscars will be awarded on February 22.

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Keira Knightley Nominated for BAFTA Award

Nominations for the 2015 BAFTA Awards were announced on this morning, and Keira Knightley has been nominated for a Best Supporting Actress award for her role in The Imitation Game. The film has also been nominated for Best Film, Outstanding British Film of the Year, Best Actor (Benedict Cumberbatch), Best Screenplay (Adapted), Best Editing, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design and Best Sound. The ceremony will be held on February 8th, hosted by Stephen Fry. Congratulations to the cast and crew for all of their nominations.

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette for Boyhood
Keira Knightley for The Imitation Game
Emma Stone for Birdman
Imelda Staunton for Pride
Rene Russo for Nightcrawler

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“Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” Screen Captures

Another screen captures update – today I have just replaced the previous DVD-quality screen captures of Keira in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl with Blu-Ray quality captures instead. More from the trilogy on the way!

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Deadline Interview: Pride and Precipice

With such varied films as Pride & Prejudice (which earned her an Oscar nom) and Pirates of the Caribbean (which earned huge boxoffice), Keira Knightley nonetheless is extremely passionate about her current project, The Imitation Game. “This is a story that speaks to everyone,” she says of the Morten Tyldum-directed film about mathematician Alan Turing and the World War II code breakers of Bletchley Park. “When you understand what Turing and others did and who they were, this truly crosses national boundaries.” Knightley just received Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe supporting actress noms, putting her in major Oscar contention for her portrayal of real-life cryptanalyst Joan Clarke, a friend and confidant of Turing’s. The role marks a deliberate new direction for the actress.

Your performance in The Imitation Game seems quite different from a lot of your work of years and films past.

I went through a period of playing very dark and neurotic characters, which I really enjoyed. And that was a very conscious decision on my part because that’s what I was really interested in. But I was interested in other types of roles as well. This chapter started with Begin Again and, for me, it was all about playing people who were much more relaxed—people who had a positivity because I felt I’d done five years of work where that hadn’t been the kind of main thing with (my) characters. I was interested in finding and playing with those sorts of characters and definitely Joan Clarke was one of them.

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