Alex Lawther did not get nominated for an Academy Award for his role as Young Alan Turing in THE IMITATION GAME.
It’s too bad, as his was the finest performance of the year. Not a lot of screen time, but whoa!, is he amazing.
And his heartbreaking final scene, where they give him the whole shot… never cutting away from his riveting work… we hear the headmaster talking to him… and never cut away from Alex Lawther. The guy is an AMAZING actor.
And, he’s helped by incredible dialogue to work with.
What he is saying is 180 degrees away from what he is feeling. Subtext! His heart is breaking, and he’s denying it completely with what he is saying. Obviously, I don’t want to give it away. So, I’m not doing a very good job of telling you what the subtext is.
Go see the movie. My favorite of the year. Should win Best Picture. But it may not.
Alex Lawther should have been nominated for Best Supporting Actor. But he was not.