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Boyhood wins top BAFTA Awards honour

Eddie Redmayne poses with his BAFTA Award for Best Leading Actor for his performance in The Theory of Everything.
Eddie Redmayne poses with his BAFTA Award for Best Leading Actor for his performance in The Theory of Everything. ANDY RAIN

BOYHOOD was named the best film of the year at today's BAFTA Awards, while The Grand Budapest Hotel took home the most gongs of the night.

Boyhood, a film 12 years in the making, won three awards in total, while director/writer Wes Anderson's European romp The Grand Budapest Hotel won five awards including Best Original Screenplay.

Tom Cruise was the surprise guest of the night and presented the British Academy of Film's top honour, the Best Film award, to the cast of Boyhood.

The cast of Boyhood poses for photographs with Tom Cruise after receiving the award for Best Film.
The cast of Boyhood poses for photographs with Tom Cruise after receiving the award for Best Film. ANDY RAIN

"The truth is it didn't feel like a movie most of the time we were making it," star Ellar Coltrane said.

"It felt like an exercise in collaboration and vulnerability.

"The beautiful thing is I've learned is when you make yourself vulnerable you make everybody around you vulnerable as well."

Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne continue to firm up as Oscars favourites for the Best Actor categories for their films Still Alice and The Theory of Everything.

Both have already taken out Golden Globe and SAG Awards in recent months.

"Film is a collaborative medium," Moore said.

"The thing I value most about my job is my creative partnership with others."

Ralph Fiennes and Julianne Moore pose in the press room after she won the Best Leading Actress award for Still Alice.
Ralph Fiennes and Julianne Moore pose in the press room after she won the Best Leading Actress award for Still Alice. ANDY RAIN

Redmayne recounted the last time he attended the BAFTAs when he had food poisoning.

"I was seen to redecorate the corridor of the Royal Opera House," he said.

"(That was) One of the worst nights of my life; this is one of the best nights of my life."

Aussie Margot Robbie lost out on the EE Rising Star award, which went to Skins and Unbroken star Jack O'Connell.

Australia did score a win with the Sydney animated and produced The Lego Movie, which was named Best Animated Film.

After humorously lamenting missing out on an Oscar nomination, The Lego Movie director Phil Lord tweeted about his BAFTA win:

The Lego Movie director Phil Lord celebrates his BAFTA win.
The Lego Movie director Phil Lord celebrates his BAFTA win.

Stephen Fry presented the awards, which also included a tribute to late actor Lord Richard Attenborough.

 

 

BAFTA Awards winners list

Best Film
Boyhood: Richard Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland

 

Leading Actress
Julianne Moore: Still Alice

 

Leading Actor
Eddie Redmayne: The Theory of Everything

 

Director
Boyhood: Richard Linklater

 

EE Rising Star
Jack 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
J.K. Simmons: Whiplash

 

Special Visual Effects
Interstellar: Paul Franklin, Scott Fisher, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter

 

Animated Film
The Lego Movie: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

 

Sound
Whiplash: Thomas Curley, Ben Wilkins, Craig Mann

 

Editing
Whiplash: Tom Cross

 

British Short Animation
The Bigger Picture: Chris Hees, Daisy Jacobs, Jennifer Majka

 

British Short Film
Boogaloo and Graham: Brian J. Falconer, Michael Lennox, Ronan Blaney

 

Production Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel: Adam Stockhausen, Anna Pinnock

 

Make Up & Hair
The Grand Budapest Hotel: Frances Hannon

 

Documentary
Citizenfour: 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

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