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2014 - Awards Season: BAFTA - Winners

February 8th, 2015

The Grand Budapest Hotel poster

The BAFTA winners were announced on Sunday and there were a few surprises, including the number one winner. The Grand Budapest Hotel took home five awards, while Boyhood, The Theory of Everything, and Whiplash earned three each.

The categories and nominees are...

Best Film

Best Director

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Best Original Screenplay

Best Adapted Screenplay

Best Cinematography

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

Outstanding British Film

Best Documentary

Best Original Music

Best Sound

Best Production Design

Best Special Visual Effects

Best Costume Design

Best Makeup and Hair

Best Editing

Best Film Not in the English Language

Best Animated Film

Best Short Animation

  • The Bigger Picture
Best Short Film

  • Boogaloo and Graham
EE Rising Star Award

Notes and Reactions...

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel earned five wins, many of them in the technical categories. On the other hand, of its three wins, Boyhood earned two of the most prestigious awards.
  • Birdman only won once out of ten categories it was nominated in, which is disappointing for me, because I really want it to come out on top on Oscar night. I especially want Michael Keaton to win for Best Lead Actor, but that seems unlikely now.
  • On the other hand, The Michael Keaton / Eddie Redmayne race is by far the closest of the four acting categories.
  • I wanted Big Hero 6 to win for Best Animated Film, but The LEGO Movie winning is in no way a shock.
  • I really wanted Gugu Mbatha-Raw to win rising star, as her rise the past two years seems the sharpest out of the nominees.


Filed under: Awards Season, Interstellar, The Theory of Everything, The Lego Movie, Big Hero 6, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Boyhood, Ida, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), The Theory of Everything, Whiplash, Pride, CitizenFour, Still Alice, Patricia Arquette, Wes Anderson, Michael Keaton, Richard Linklater, Julianne Moore, Jack O'Connell, Eddie Redmayne, J.K. Simmons, Alexandre Desplat, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Emmanuel Lubezki, Anthony McCarten, Hugo Guinness, David Livingstone, Stephen Beresford