Boyhood scoops Best Film and Best Director in London.
Boyhood scooped the Best Film award at the BAFTAs in London tonight with director Richard Linklater also winning Best Director and Patricia Arquette taking home the Best Supporting Actress prize.
Meanwhile, Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel continued its rich vein of form on this year’s awards circuit, scooping five awards.
The comedy, nominated for 11 awards in total, won prizes for Best Original Screenplay, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Hair and Makeup and Best Original Music for Alexandre Desplat.
BY THE NUMBERS
- 5 - The Grand Budapest Hotel
- 3 - Boyhood
- 3 - The Theory of Everything
- 3 - Whiplash
- 1 - Birdman
- 1 - Ida
- 1 - Interstellar
- 1 - The Lego Movie
- 1 - Pride
Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything took home an impressive trio of awards, including Outstanding British Film, Best Actor for Eddie Redmayne and Best Adapted Screenplay for Anthony McCarten.
Damien Chazelle’s drama Whiplash also scored a hat-trick of prizes, winning Best Supporting Actor for J K Simmons, Best Sound and Best Editing.
In a widely anticipated decision, Julianne Moore won the Best Actress award for her acclaimed portrayal of an Alzheimer’s sufferer in Still Alice.
In the hotly contested Outstanding British Debut category Pride producer David Livingstone and writer Stephen Beresford triumphed.
The Lego Movie, which surprisingly failed to score an Oscar nomination last month, scooped the award for Best Animation.
Best Foreign Language Film went to Pawel Pawlikowski’s Polish drama Ida, with director Pawlikowski dedicating the award to the late BFI executive Chris Collins.
Second World War codebreaking drama The Imitation Game, which had nine nominations, went home empty handed.
Birdman, which had 10 nominations, scored a single cinematography win for DoP Emmanuel Lubezki - who also picked up the same award last year for his camera work on Gravity.
Laura Poitras scooped the Best Documentary award for CitizenFour.
Best VFX went to Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar.
Unbroken star Jack O’Connell took home the EE Bafta Rising Star award.