Awards season is now well underway, and Keira Knightley made her first public appearance since announcing her pregnancy at the 15th Annual AFI Awards Luncheon on January 09, where she wore an Erdem dress and Jimmy Choo shoes. Thanks to Lindsay and Luciana for their donations.
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
Forbes have just unveiled their 30 Under 30 list for 2015, and Keira Knightley has been listed for her acting achievements. Here’s what they had to say:
Keira Knightley, 29
Knightley has been a force in Hollywood since she debuted in “Bend It Like Beckham” in 2002. Now almost 30, the actress is getting Oscar buzz for her work in “The Imitation Game” and producing her first film, “The Other Typist.”
W Magazine have just released the covers for their Best Performances issue, and Keira is featured on one of the covers alongside her The Imitation Game co-star Benedict Cumberbatch. Images of the cover and the photoshoot are now up in the gallery.
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!
I have just replaced the DVD-quality screen captures from Keira’s 2005 film The Jacket with Blu-Ray quality captures instead. Enjoy!
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.
The London Film Critics’ Circle has announced the nominations for its 35th annual awards ceremony, and Keira Knightley has been nominated for British Actress of the Year. The Imitation Game has also been nominated for British Film of the Year, Actor of the Year (Benedict Cumberbatch), British Actor of the Year (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Young British Performer of the Year (Alex Lawther).
BRITISH ACTRESS OF THE YEAR
Emily Blunt – Into the Woods & Edge of Tomorrow
Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything
Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game, Begin Again & Say When
Gugu Mbatha-Raw – Belle
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl & What We Did on Our Holiday
The winners will be announced at a ceremony on Sunday 18 January 2015 at The May Fair Hotel.