Watch! Benedict Cumberbatch Thanks ‘gay icon’ Alan Turing In Award Speech

Benedict Cumberbatch at this weekend's Palm Springs Int'l Film Festival. (Getty)

Now that the holidays are over, the film awards have begun and this past weekend the Palm Springs International Film Festival was held in Palm Springs.

The Imitation Game,” which tells the story of Alan Turing, the father of the modern computer and gay icon, won Best Ensemble in a Film and Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Turing in the film, accepted the award.

The Palm Springs International Film Festival is one of the big awards leadings us into the upcoming Oscar nominations. (Having seen the film this weekend, Cumberbatch should definitely see a nomination in his future.) The film also has a number of nominations in this weekend’s Golden Globes including Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress for Keira Knightley and Best Actor nod for Cumberbatch.

Check out the speech in a video posted on YouTube courtesy of PopSugar.

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For more on “The Imitation Game,” visit the website. For all the winners of the Palm Springs Int’l Film Festival, visit the website.

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