Eddie Redmayne

Brits Eddie Redmayne & Wes Anderson win big at the BAFTAs

09 Feb 2015
By Ahlanlive.com

The British stars held their ground against the American invasion

The Grand Budapest Hotel was the big winner at the British Academy Film Awards, claiming five prizes in total. 

The Wes Anderson-directed movie won Original Screenplay, Original Music, Production Design, Costume Design and Make Up & Hair at the event at the Royal Opera House in London. 

Anderson was unable to collect the prize for Best Original Screenplay, leaving Ralph Fiennes to claim it on his behalf. 

The actor read out a message from Anderson, saying: "I have a letter from Wes it goes like this: if Ralph Fiennes is reading this speech it must mean I have won a BAFTA for our screenplay in absentia. 

"I was already unhappy to miss this event but now I'm really angry and resentful that I am not there, and I'm furious. 

"I blame the Directors' Guild Of America, for requiring my presence in Los Angeles where most likely I have already failed to win a different prize. I extend my many thanks to the British Academy, of which I am a member in good standing and I look forward to very eagerly getting a hold of this award physically in my own hands as quickly as Fed-Ex can possibly deliver it to me." 

Meanwhile, The Theory Of Everything won three awards, including Outstanding British Film, while the movie's star Eddie Redmayne claimed the Leading Actor award for his role as Professor Stephen Hawking, overcoming competition from Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Keaton, Ralph Fiennes and Jake Gyllenhaal. 

US star Julianne Moore won the Leading Actress award for her performance in Still Alice, thereby beating Reese Witherspoon, Amy Adams, Rosamund Pike and Felicity Jones to the prestigious prize. 

Elsewhere, Richard Linklater's Boyhood won the Best Film and Best Director awards. 

 

Winners from the British Academy Film Awards 2015: 

Leading Actor in 2015: 

Eddie Redmayne - The Theory of Everything 

 

Leading Actress in 2015: 

Julianne Moore - Still Alice 

 

Supporting Actor: 

J.K. Simmons - Whiplash 

 

Supporting Actress: 

Patricia Arquette - Boyhood 

 

Best Film: 

Boyhood 

 

EE Rising Star in 2015: 

Jack O'Connell 

 

Best Director: 

Richard Linklater - Boyhood 

 

Original Screenplay:

The Grand Budapest Hotel - Wes Anderson 

 

British Short Animation in 2015: 

The Bigger Picture 

 

Make-up and hair in 2015: 

The Grand Budapest Hotel 

 

British Short Film in 2015: 

Boogaloo And Graham 

 

Original Music in 2015: 

The Grand Budapest Hotel 

 

Cinematography: 

Birdman 

 

Outstanding British Film in 2015: 

The Theory Of Everything 

 

Documentary in 2015: 

Citizenfour 

 

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer in 2015: 

Stephen Beresford, David Livingstone - Pride 

 

Production Design 2015: 

The Grand Budapest Hotel 

 

Editing in 2015: 

Whiplash 

 

Sound in 2015: 

Whiplash 

 

Fellowship in 2015: 

Mike Leigh 

 

Special Visual Effects in 2015: 

Interstellar 

 

Film Not in the English Language: 

Ida 

 

Animated Film in 2015: 

The Lego Movie 

 

Adapted Screenplay in 2015: 

The Theory Of Everything