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‘Imitation Game’ Wins Award from Human Rights Campaign

Oscar contender “The Imitation Game” picked up a trophy over the weekend, winning the Ally for Equality Award from Human Rights Campaign.

The advocacy group’s award honors LGBT-related work and support, and has in the past gone to individuals including Jennifer Lopez and Whoopi Goldberg.

Harvey Weinstein, director Morten Tyldum, actor Matthew Goode and producers Nora Grossman and Ido Ostrowsky were on hand to receive the award at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Jan. 31. (The movie’s lead actor, Benedict Cumberbatch, was in London filming “Sherlock.”)

Joel Grey presented the honor.

“Imitation Game” goes into the Oscar ceremony with eight nominations under its belt, including best picture.

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