Boyhood and Theory of Everything celebrate BAFTA success

Posted on 9 February 2015
By Craig Kell
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Boyhood kept up its strong showing in awards season by winning three key accolades at last night’s BAFTA ceremony.

The epic family drama landed Best Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette, Best Director for Richard Linklater and the coveted Best Film gong ahead of Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel and British biopics The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything.

The Grand Budapest Hotel ended up with five awards including Best Original Screenplay for Wes Anderson as well as being victorious in Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup & Hairstyling and Best Film Music for composer Alexandre Desplat.

The Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything landed a hat-trick of wins including Best British Film, Best Adapted Screenplay and another Best Actor triumph for star Eddie Redmayne who is now in pole position to secure the same award at the Oscars later this month.

The intense musical-drama Whiplash clinched wins for Best Editing, Best Sound and another Best Supporting Actor award for J.K Simmons while Julianne Moore nabbed another Best Actress trophy for her role in the family drama Still Alice.

Other noteworthy winners on the night included a Best Visual Effects award for Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi epic Interstellar while the British biopic Pride secured the Outstanding Debut by a Filmmaker accolade.

Despite its shocking snub at the Oscars, The LEGO Movie was named Best Animated Film while the Polish drama Ida won Best Foreign Language Film.

However it was a disappointing evening for Birdman as it managed just the one award for its cinematography while The Imitation Game went home empty-handed despite receiving nine nominations.

Veteran British director Mike Leigh was awarded the BAFTA Fellowship for his outstanding contribution to cinema which included the likes of Secrets & Lies, Vera Drake, Happy Go-Lucky and last year’s Mr Turner.

For the second year in a row, another young British actor was the recipient of the EE Rising Star Award as Jack O’Connell won ahead of Margot Robbie and Shailene Woodley.

The full list of winners are below:

BEST FILM
Boyhood

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
The Theory of Everything

BEST DIRECTOR
Richard Linklater – Boyhood

BEST ACTOR
Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything

BEST ACTRESS
Julianne Moore – Still Alice

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
J.K Simmons – Whiplash

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Patricia Arquette – Boyhood

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
The Grand Budapest Hotel – Wes Anderson

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Theory Of Everything – Anthony McCarten

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
The Grand Budapest Hotel

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Birdman

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
The Grand Budapest Hotel

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING
The Grand Budapest Hotel

BEST EDITING
Whiplash

BEST SOUND
Whiplash

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Interstellar

BEST FILM MUSIC
Alexandre Desplat – The Grand Budapest Hotel

BEST ANIMATED FILM
The LEGO Movie

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Ida

BEST DOCUMENTARY
CitizenFour

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
Stephen Beresford (Writer), David Livingstone (Producer) – Pride

RISING STAR AWARD
Jack O’Connell