‘Imitation Game’ Wins Top Awards at Capri Film Festival

Timothy Spall, Jennifer Aniston and Amy Adams win acting awards at Italian fest

Last Updated: January 2, 2015 @ 6:40 PM

“The Imitation Game” has been named the best film at the 2014 Capri International Film Festival, which concluded on Friday on the island of Capri, Italy. The film’s director, Morten Tyldum, was named best director.

Timothy Spall was honored as best actor for his performance in “Mr. Turner,” just as he was at the Cannes Film Festival last May, while the best actress award was shared by Amy Adams for “Big Eyes” and Jennifer Aniston for “Cake.”

Ellar Coltrane and Gugu Mbatha-Raw were named Rising Stars for their performances in “Boyhood” and “Beyond the Lights,” respectively.

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The award for best foreign film went to “Ida,” directed by Pawel Pawlikowski. It was part of a bewildering array of best-film awards, which honored not only “The Imitation Game” and “Ida,” but also named the Italian Oscar entry, “Human Capital,” European Film of the Year, named “Leopardi” Italian Film of the Year and “L’arte della felicita” Best European Movie.

Other awards:

Italian American Icon Award: David O. Russell
Lifetime Achievement Award: Brenda Blethyn
Visionary Award: Alejandro G. Inarritu, “Birdman”
Family Award: “Boyhood”
Animated Movie of the Year: “Big Hero 6”
Breakout Actors: Ryan Gage, “The Hobbit,” and Eline Powell, “Quartet”
Cult Award: Luca Zingaretti, Natassja Kinski
Mediterranean Awards: Marco D’Amore, Moran Atias
Capri Legend Award: Francesco De GregoriEducational Award: “Anita B.”