Grand Budapest wins big at BAFTAs

By admin
09 February 2015

The Grand Budapest Hotel has taken the 2015 BAFTAs by storm with five wins.

The movie, directed by Wes Anderson, was unstoppable during the ceremony in London, UK, this evening. It emerged successful in the original screenplay category, beating Nightcrawler, Birdman, Boyhood and Whiplash.

On top of this the film - which follows a hotel concierge on a mission to prove his innocence when he’s accused of murder – took home best make-up and hair, original design, original music and production design.

Eddie Redmayne continues to reign as best actor for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, scooping the gong ahead of fellow Brits Benedict Cumberbatch and Ralph Fiennes, and the other nominees Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Keaton.

The Theory of Everything also triumphed in the outstanding British film category after being up against '71, The Imitation Game, Paddington, Pride and Under the Skin. It won best adapted screenplay too being based on the memoir of Stephen's ex-wife Jane, Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen.

The best actress accolade doesn't come as a surprise either as Julianne Moore won for Still Alice again, beating Felicity Jones, Amy Adams, Rosamund Pike and Reese Witherspoon.

Patricia Arquette once again took the prize for best supporting actress for Boyhood, beating fellow nominees Rene Russo, Keira Knightley, Imelda Staunton and Emma Stone.

Whiplash star J. K. Simmons can also feel confident in his performance after being named best supporting actor once more, adding to his Golden Globe and SAG wins.

Richard Linklater's innovative movie Boyhood, which was filmed over a period of 12 years, saw him named best director along with the flick winning best film.

And after a long wait for recognition, Jack O'Connell was named the EE Rising Star of the night. He'd made his desire to win no secret in the past so is sure to be thrilled after this evening. The public voted for him over Margot Robbie, Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

2015 BAFTAs winners:

Best film

Boyhood

Leading actress

Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Leading actor

Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Director

Richard Linklater, Boyhood

The EE rising star award (voted for by the public)

Jake O’Connell

Costume design

The Grand Budapest Hotel, Milena Canonero

Adapted screenplay

The Theory of Everything, Anthony McCarten

Film not in the English language

Ida, Pawel Pawlikowski, Eric Abraham, Piotr Dzieciol, Ewa Puszczynska

Original screenplay

The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson

Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer

Stephen Beresford (writer), David Livingstone (producer), Pride

Cinematography

Birdman, Emmanuel Lubezki

Supporting actress

Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Supporting actor

JK Simmons, Whiplash

Special visual effects

Interstellar, Paul Franklin, Scott Fisher, Andrew Lockley

Animated film

The Lego Movie, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

Sound

Whiplash, Thomas Curley, Ben Wilkins, Craig Mann

Editing

Whiplash, Tom Cross

Short animation

The Bigger Picture, Chris Hees, Daisy Jacobs, Jennifer Majka

Short film

Boogaloo and Graham, Brian J Falconer, Michael Lennox, Ronan Blaney

Makeup and hair

The Grand Budapest Hotel, Frances Hannon

Production design

The Grand Budapest Hotel, Adam Stockhausen, Anna Pinnock

Documentary

Citzenfour, Laura Poitras

Original music

The Grand Budapest Hotel, Alexandre Desplat

Outstanding British film

The Theory of Everything, James Marsh, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony McCarten

BAFTA Fellowship (announced earlier)

Mike Leigh

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