Baftas 2015: Boyhood wins coveted Best Film honour

Boyhood, which starred Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette and Ellar Coltrane has won the Bafta best film award and best director for Richard Linklater.

Eddie Redmayne was given the leading actor honour for his role in The Theory of Everything which was also named outstanding British film.

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Film about Stephen Hawking's life scoops Bafta awards

Finally, the film about Professor Stephen Hawking's life took two of the top prizes at the Baftas. It scooped Outstanding British Film and the Best Actor prize for actor Eddie Redmayne. Boyhood won best film, and The Grand Budapest Hotel also did very well.

ITV News correspondent Nina Nannar reports:


Full list of winners at the 2015 Bafta awards

The 2015 Bafta ceremony was held at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Credit: Johnny Green/PA Archive/PA

Here is a full list of winners at the 2015 Bafta Film Awards:

  • Best Film - Boyhood
  • Director - Richard Linklater for Boyhood
  • Leading Actor - Eddie Redmayne for The Theory Of Everything
  • Leading Actress - Julianne Moore for Still Alice
  • Outstanding British Film - The Theory Of Everything
  • EE Rising Star - Jack O'Connell
  • Original Music - The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Documentary - CitizenFour
  • Make-up and hair - The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Production design - The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • British Short Film - Boogaloo And Graham
  • British Short Animation - The Bigger Picture
  • Editing - Whiplash
  • Sound - Whiplash
  • Animated Film - The Lego Movie
  • Special Visual Effects - Interstellar
  • Supporting Actor - JK Simmons for Whiplash
  • Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema - BBC Films
  • Supporting Actress - Patricia Arquette for Boyhood
  • Cinematography - Birdman
  • Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer - Stephen Beresford and David Livingstone for Pride
  • 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
  • Fellowship - Mike Leigh

Julianne Moore wins Leading Actress Bafta honour

Julianne Moore claimed the award for Leading Actress. Credit: Matt Crossick/PA

The Bafta for leading actress has been awarded to Julianne Moore for her role in Still Alice.

During her acceptance speech Moore 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".

Baftas 2015: Eddie Redmayne named Leading Actor

Eddie Redmayne and his co-star Felicity Jones have been praised for their performances in The Theory of Everything. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Eddie Redmayne has won the Leading Actor Bafta for his performance as Professor Stephen Hawking in The Theory Of Everything.

Accepting his best actor award, Redmayne recalled the "incredibly unfortunate" night he had to flee a previous Bafta ceremony to be sick with food poisoning.

He said: "It was one of the worst nights of my life. This is one of the best."

He thanked his own family, his "professional family" on the film and the Hawkings "for their trust in us, their generosity and their kindness".


Boyhood's Richard Linklater wins best director Bafta

Richard Linklater has been honoured for his groundbreaking film Boyhood. Credit: TLeopold/Globe Photos/Zuma Press/PA

Richard Linklater has won the Bafta for best director for his film Boyhood.

Actor Ethan Hawke collected the award on behalf of his friend and said Linklater would be "frankly p*****-off" to have missed the awards.

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."

Prince pays tribute to late Lord Attenborough at Baftas

Prince William led tributes to former Bafta president and filmmaker Lord Attenborough. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Former Bafta president and filmmaker Lord Attenborough, who died last year, was remembered with tributes from the Duke of Cambridge and actor Robert Downey Jr at the ceremony tonight.

The Duke described him as "inclusive" and "a leader with a vision" and praised his "passion for nurturing, supporting and developing talent".

He said: "I hope that everyone who watches his films and learns about him as a person will be encouraged to follow his example."

Downey Jr, who played the title role in Attenborough's film Chaplin, said: "I'm sad. I miss you Dickie."

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