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Wednesday 13 December 2017

Boyhood scoops Best Film as Redmayne and Moore lift top acting gongs

Eddie Redmayne poses after receiving the award for best leading actor for
Eddie Redmayne poses after receiving the award for best leading actor for "The Theory of Everything" at the British Academy of Film and Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London February 8, 2015. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Nadia Forde arriving at The EE British Academy Film Awards 2015, at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London
Actor Tom Cruise poses at the British Academy of Film and Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London February 8, 2015. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Mike Leigh with the Fellowship Award, at the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Mike Leigh with the Fellowship Award, alongside Sally Hawkins and Imelda Staunton (right), at the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (right), winners of the Best Animated Film award for the movie 'Lego Movie', at the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House, Bow Street in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Eddie Redmayne and his wife Hannah Bagshawe attend the after show party for the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Ralph Fiennes and Patricia Arquette attends the after show party for the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Eddie Redmayne attends the after show party for the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Ralph Fiennes attends the after show party for the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Noel Gallagher and his wife Sara McDonald attend the after show party for the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Julianne Moore with her Best Actress Award as she attends the after show party for the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire
Eddie Redmayne poses after receiving the award for best leading actor for "The Theory of Everything" at the British Academy of Film and Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London February 8, 2015. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
David Beckham attends the after show party for the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in central London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday February 8, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Bafta. Photo credit should read: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

Boyhood was named as best picture at a star-studded British Academy Film Awards last night – and is now favourite for Oscar glory.

The film’s director Richard Linklater was also given the best director award.

Accepting Linklater’s award, actor Ethan Hawke said his friend would be “frankly p*****-off” to have missed the ceremony.

He thanked the child stars at the heart of the film and said: “There is no one in this room who loves cinema more than Richard Linklater.”

Stephen Hawking biopic Theory Of Everything was named outstanding British film.

And Eddie Redmayne made it a double for the movie as he won the leading actor Bafta for his performance as Professor Stephen Hawking. The award was presented by former England football star David Beckham – with Prof Hawking in the audience at London’s Royal Opera House.

Accepting his best actor award Redmayne joked about the “incredibly unfortunate” night he had to flee a Bafta ceremony to be sick with food poisoning.

“It was one of the worst nights of my life. This is one of the best,” he said. He thanked his own family, his “professional family” on the film and the Hawkings “for their trust in us, their generosity and their kindness”.

Julianne Moore was named best actress and thanked Bafta for “including me among these beautiful performances”.

The Still Alice star plays a woman struck down by Alzheimer’s in the film and thanked her Scottish relatives who “poured love into me”.

Patricia Arquette was named  as the best supporting actress for her role in Linklater’s Boyhood.

 

WINNERS

Leading Actor – Eddie Redmayne for The Theory Of Everything

Leading Actress – Julianne Moore for Still Alice

Best Film – Boyhood

Supporting Actor – J.K. Simmons for Whiplash

Supporting Actress – Patricia Arquette for Boyhood

Cinematography - Birdman

Original Screenplay – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Film Not In The English Language – Ida

Adapted Screenplay – The Theory Of Everything

Costume Design – The Grand Budapest Hotel

EE Rising Star – Jack O’Connell

Director - Richard Linklater for Boyhood

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