The Norwegian director Morten Tyldum and The Imitation Game is nominated in eight categories – among them are the two most sought after prizes; best film and best director.

Thursday January 15, the Oscar nominations for the 2014 films were announced, four days after this year’s Golden Globe awards, where Tyldum was nominated for 5 prizes but received none. The Imitation Game is nominated in the following categories: best film editing, best production design, best original music, best director, best adapted screenplay and best film.

Keira Knightley is nominated for best supporting actress, while Benedict Cumberbatch is nominated for best actor.

The Oscars will take place on Sunday February 22, in Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, and the show will be broadcasted live by ABC Television Network. The Oscar show is also broadcasted live in over 225 countries.

Another Norwegian is nominated, Torill Kove for best animated short film with her film Me and My Moulton. She has previously won an Oscar, also for an animated short film (The Danish Poet).

Tyldum started his career in Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK). He proceeded through short films and commercials – until the final breakthrough came with the film Headhunters in 2011. Read more about Morten Tyldum in our next edition of Norwegians Worldwide, which is released January 23!