It was a star-studded gathering at the Royal Opera House in London on 8th Feb 2015 as a number of Hollywood’s A-listers gathered for the 68th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs). Presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), the prestigious award honours the best British and international contributions to film in 2014.

The nominees were earlier announced on 9th Jan by actor Sam Claflin and Stephen Fry, the host of the award show. This is the 10th time that Stephen Fry was hired to host the award ceremony and British rock band Kasabian officially kicked off the night with their spectacular performances.

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Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” led the award by winning 5 awards out of its 11 nominations, including for “Original Music”, “Production Design”, “Make Up and Hair”, “Original Screenplay”, and “Costume Design”. America film “Boyhood”, which has been receiving nothing but praises, took home the “Best Film” award for BAFTAs 2015. The movie’s director Richard Linklater also won the “Best Director Award” while supporting actress Patricia Arquette won the “Best Supporting Actress” award.

Starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, British biopic-drama “The Theory Of Everything” won 3 awards for the BAFTAs including the “Outstanding British Film” award, the “Best Actor” award, and the “Adapted Screenplay” award. Sony Pictures Classics’ “Whiplash” won 3 awards as well while “The LEGO Movie” only won the “Best Animated Film”.

Check out the complete list of winners below:

LEADING ACTOR

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  • Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game
  • Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything – WINNER
  • Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler
  • Michael Keaton – Birdman
  • Ralph Fiennes – The Grand Budapest Hotel

LEADING ACTRESS

  • Amy Adams – Big Eyes
  • Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything
  • Julianne Moore – Still Alice – WINNER
  • Reese Witherspoon – Wild
  • Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Birdman
  • Boyhood
  • Nightcrawler
  • Whiplash

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • American Sniper
  • Gone Girl
  • The Imitation Game
  • Paddington
  • The Theory of Everything – WINNER

ANIMATED FILM

  • Big Hero 6
  • The Boxtrolls
  • The Lego Movie – WINNER

BEST FILM

  • ’71
  • Birdman
  • Boyhood – WINNER
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • The Theory of Everything

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM IN 2015

  • The Imitation Game
  • Paddington
  • Pride
  • The Theory of Everything – WINNER
  • Under the Skin

SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Edward Norton – Birdman
  • Ethan Hawke – Boyhood
  • J.K. Simmons – Whiplash – WINNER
  • Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher
  • Steve Carell – Foxcatcher

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Emma Stone – Birdman
  • Imelda Staunton – Pride
  • Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game
  • Patricia Arquette – Boyhood – WINNER
  • Rene Russo – Nightcrawler

DIRECTOR

  • Alejandro G. Iñárritu -Birdman
  • Richard Linklater – Boyhood – WINNER
  • Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • James Marsh – The Theory of Everything
  • Damien Chazelle – Whiplash

THE EE RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by the public)

  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw
  • Jack O’Connell – WINNER
  • Margot Robbie
  • Miles Teller
  • Shailene Woodley

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER

  • Elaine Constantine (Writer/Director) – Northern Soul
  • Gregory Burke (Writer), Yann Demange (Director) – ’71
  • Hong Khaou (Writer/Director) – Lilting
  • Paul Katis (Director/Producer), Andrew de Lotbinieere (Producer) – Kajaki: The True Story
  • Stephen Beresford, David Livingstone – Pride – WINNER

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

  • Ida – WINNER
  • Leviathan
  • The Lunchbox
  • Trash
  • Two Days, One Night

DOCUMENTARY

  • 20 Feet from Stardom
  • 20,000 Days on Earth
  • Citizenfour – WINNER
  • Finding Vivian Maier
  • Virunga

ORIGINAL MUSIC

  • Birdman
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel – WINNER
  • Interstellar
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Under the Skin

EDITING

  • Birdman
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • Nightcrawler
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Whiplash – WINNER

PRODUCTION DESIGN

The Grand Budapest Hotel

  • Big Eyes
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel – WINNER
  • The Imitation Game
  • Interstellar
  • Mr. Turner

COSTUME DESIGN

  • Milena Canonero – The Grand Budapest Hotel – WINNER
  • Sammy Sheldon Differ – The Imitation Game
  • Colleen Atwood – Into The Woods
  • Jacqueline Durran – Mr. Turner
  • Steven Noble – The Theory Of Everything

MAKE UP & HAIR

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel – WINNER
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Into the Woods
  • Mr. Turner
  • The Theory of Everything

SOUND

  • American Sniper
  • Birdman
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • Whiplash – WINNER

CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Birdman – WINNER
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Ida
  • Interstellar
  • Mr. Turner

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS

INTERSTELLAR

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • Interstellar – WINNER
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION

  • The Bigger Picture – WINNER
  • Monkey Love Experiments
  • My Dad

BRITISH SHORT FILM

  • Boogaloo and Graham – WINNER
  • Emotional Fusebox
  • The Karman Line
  • Slap
  • Three Brothers

Academy Fellowship

Mike Leigh

Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema

BBC Films

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