Boyhood Named Best Film at BAFTA Awards for 2014

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The EE British Academy Film (BAFTA) Awards were handed out at a ceremony at London’s Royal Opera House earlier tonight, and while the awards were fairly spread out among 2014’s top-rated films, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood was honored with the top prizes of Best Film and Best Director. Boyhood also received the award for Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette.

Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel received the most awards with five wins out of its 11 nominations, including for Anderson’s Original Screenplay, and awards for Costume Design, Production Design, Hair & Makeup and for Alexandre Desplat’s score. 

The Leading Actor award went to Eddie Redmayne for his portrayal of Professor Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, following his Golden Globe and SAG wins, which puts him in the lead to win in the category on Oscar night. The Theory of Everything was also honored as Outstanding British Film and for its Adapted Screenplay.

Julianne Moore continued her awards sweep for her performance in the drama Still Alice while J.K. Simmons received another Supporting Actor honor for his performance in Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash, which received further BAFTA honors for is Editing and Sound. 

Thought to be Boyhood’s biggest competition, Alejandro Inarritu’s Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) only received one BAFTA award for Emmanuel Lubezki’s cinematography.

The Imitation Game, which has been thought to be a serious contender during awards season, was completely shut-out at the BAFTAs despite being a very British film.

You can see the complete list of winners below:

BEST FILM
BOYHOOD
Richard Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland

DIRECTOR
BOYHOOD
Richard Linklater

 LEADING ACTRESS

JULIANNE MOORE
Still Alice

LEADING ACTOR
EDDIE REDMAYNE
The Theory of Everything

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
PATRICIA ARQUETTE
Boyhood

SUPPORTING ACTOR
J.K. SIMMONS
Whiplash

EE RISING STAR
Jack O’Connell

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
Wes Anderson

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
Anthony McCarten

CINEMATOGRAPHY
BIRDMAN
Emmanuel Lubezki 

COSTUME DESIGN
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
Milena Canonero

PRODUCTION DESIGN
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
Adam Stockhausen, Anna Pinnock

MAKE UP & HAIR
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
Frances Hannon

ORIGINAL MUSIC
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
Alexandre Desplat

ANIMATED FILM
THE LEGO MOVIE
Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

DOCUMENTARY
CITIZENFOUR
Laura Poitras

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
IDA
Pawel Pawlikowski, Eric Abraham, Piotr Dzieciol, Ewa Puszczynska

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
INTERSTELLAR
Paul Franklin, Scott Fisher, Andrew Lockley

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

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
James Marsh, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony McCarten

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
STEPHEN BERESFORD (Writer), DAVID LIVINGSTONE (Producer)
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