2015 BAFTA winners announced

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The 2015 BAFTA ceremony took place last night and the standout award winners were as follows:

  • Eddie Redmayne won the best actor award for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in biopic The Theory of Everything, which also received the awards for outstanding British film, and adapted screenplay.
  • Julianne Moore took home the leading actress trophy for her portrayal of an Alzheimer’s disease sufferer in Still Alice.
  • The Lego Movie, which controversially didn’t receive a nomination in this year’s Oscars, beat off Big Hero 6 and The Boxtrolls to win best animated film.
  • Richard Linklater received the best director gong for his ambitious film Boyhood, which was shot over a period of 12 years, and which also won best film, in addition to Patricia Arquette being awarded best supporting actress for her performance in the film.
  • J.K. Simmons won best supporting actor for his portrayal of a brutal jazz instructor in Whiplash, which otherwise won Tom Cross the editing award, and Thomas Curley, Ben Wilkins and Craig Mann the award for sound.
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel won original screenplay, in addition to original music for Alexandre Desplat, production design for Adam Stockhausen and Anna Pinnock, costume design for Milena Canonero, and make-up and hair for Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier.
  • Best documentary went to the Edward Snowden-focused CitizenFour.
  • Interstellar nabbed the special visual effects award.
  • Birdman took the cinematography award.
  • Jack O’Connell, who had the leading role in Unbroken and ’71 last year, was awarded for his efforts with the EE rising star trophy.
  • BBC Films received outstanding British contribution to cinema.
  • And Mike Leigh, who directed last year’s critically acclaimed Mr. Turner, a film based upon eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner, was was given the fellowship.

For the full list visit http://awards.bafta.org/award/2015/film.

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