So it comes as no suprise to see Eddie Redmayne winning the best actor prize at the Bafta Film Awards for his role as Professor Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. We had such a strong feeling Eddie would win it this year and it gives us a strong indication that he is without a doubt favorite to win the Oscar.
The Theory of Everything won a total of three awards including adapted screenplay and Outstanding British Film.
Boyhood a movie that was shot over 12 years with the same cast – was named best film, with Richard Linklater picking up best director prize.
Patricia Arquette also won the best supporting actress Bafta for her role in the movie.
Julianne Moore won the leading actress prize for her performance in the movie Still Alice.
The Grand Budapest Hotel came out of the ceremony with the most awards however. A grand total of five including costume design, production design, make-up and original music; with Anderson winning a Bafta for original screenplay.
The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch as codebreaker Alan Turing, won nothing despite its nine nominations which was a real shame to see.
Whiplash took three awards – for editing, sound and supporting actor.
Birdman, staring Michael Keaton came home with only one award – for Emmanuel Lubezki’s cinematography.
Polish film Ida – centred around a young woman training to be a nun – won the award for film not in the English language.
The outstanding debut award went to Stephen Beresford and David Livingstone for British drama Pride, the true story of gay and lesbian activists who supported striking miners in the 1980s.
The Lego Movie, snubbed by the Oscars, was deservedly named best animated film. As a mini celebration we gave our own redition of the movie’s incredibly catchy song ‘Everything is Awesome‘ sung by none other than The Lonley Island.
Mike Leigh was honoured with the Bafta Fellowship and BBC Films was honoured for outstanding contribution to British cinema.
Unbroken actor Jack O’Connell won the Rising Star award, the only one of the awards to be voted for by the public.
Northern Irish film Boogaloo and Graham won the short film award while the short animation prize went to The Bigger Picture.
Both shorts are nominated at the Oscars in two weeks.
A nice little insight in what is to come at the Oscars, that’s for sure!