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Last night saw the unveiling of the British Academy Film and Television Awards, the most important awards for film and TV in the UK and a major indicator of who the winners at this year’s Oscars will be. A who’s who of British and international film talent was present to see Richard Linklater’s Boyhood pick up the Best Film, Best Director and Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette) awards.
A beautiful, ground-breaking and wistful film, Boyhood was shot over 12 years with the same cast. It follows young Mason (Ellar Coltrane) as he grows from a young boy into a man. Arquette, who plays Mason’s beleaguered, sometimes-single mother thanked director Linklater in her speech, saying “You broke the rules of cinema… and you made an ordinary story extraordinary.”
Wes Anderson’s joyous comic caper, The Grand Budapest Hotel won the most awards on the night, picking up 5 in total, including Best Original Screenplay, Best Music, and Best Production Design.
Read more about Anderson in our profile of the director here.
Outstanding British Film went to the Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything, which focussed on the brilliant British physicist’s early life, the onset of his illness, and his relationship with his first wife. English actor Eddie Redmayne picked up the Best Actor award for his portrayal of Hawking, who is also hotly tipped for the same Oscar. The film also picked up the Best Adapted Screenplay award for writer Anthony McCarten.
Pre-order The Theory of Everything Blu-ray now.
Best Actress went to Julianne Moore for her tender portrayal of a linguistics professor suffering with early-onset Alzheimer’s in the film Still Alice. In her speech she praised “everybody in the Alzheimer’s community who were so generous with their time and telling me their experiences”. Hotly tipped comedy Birdman, starring Michael Keaton only ended up picking the award for Best Cinematography.
Jazz drumming drama Whiplash took home three Awards – for Best Editing, Best Sound and Best Supporting Actor (for JK Simmons), whilst another heavily nominated film, Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch, went home empty-handed.
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[su_box title=”Bafta Winners – 2015″ box_color=”#000000″ title_color=”#66CC00″ radius=”0″]Best Film: Boyhood
Outstanding British Film: The Theory of Everything
Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything
Best Actress: Julianne Moore – Still Alice
Best Supporting Actor: JK Simmons – Whiplash
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
Best Director: Richard Linklater – Boyhood
Best Adapted Screenplay: The Theory of Everything – Anthony McCarten
Best Original Screenplay: The Grand Budapest Hotel – Wes Anderson
Best Animated Film: The Lego Movie
Best Documentay: Citizenfour
Best Foreign Film: Ida
Best Costume Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Editing: Whiplash – Tom Cross
Best Make-up and Hair: The Grand Budapest Hotel – Frances Hannon
Best Music: The Grand Budapest Hotel – Alexandre Desplat
Best Production Design: The Grand Budapest Hotel – Adam Stockhausen, Anna Pinnock
Best Sound: The Grand Budapest Hotel – Adam Stockhausen, Anna Pinnock
Best Sound: Whiplash – Thomas Curley, Ben Wilkins, Craig Mann
Best Visual Effects: Interstellar – Paul Franklin, Scott Fisher, Andrew Lockley
Best British Short Animation: The Bigger Picture – Chris Hees, Daisy Jacobs, Jennifer Majka
Best British Short Film: Boogaloo and Graham – Brian J Falconer, Michael Lennox, Ronan Blaney
Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer: Stephen Beresford, David Livingstone (writer and producer Pride)
Rising Star Award: Jack O’Connell[/su_box]