68th British Academy Film Awards

The 68th British Academy Film Awards, more commonly known as the BAFTAs, were held on 8 February 2015 at the Royal Opera House in London, honouring the best national and foreign films of 2014. Presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, accolades were handed out for the best feature-length film and documentaries of any nationality that were screened at British cinemas in 2014.[1]

68th British Academy Film Awards
Date8 February 2015
SiteRoyal Opera House, London
Hosted byStephen Fry
Best FilmBoyhood
Best British FilmThe Theory of Everything
Best ActorEddie Redmayne
The Theory of Everything
Best ActressJulianne Moore
Still Alice
Most awardsThe Grand Budapest Hotel (5)
Most nominationsThe Grand Budapest Hotel (11)

The nominations were announced on 9 January 2015 by Stephen Fry and actor Sam Claflin.[2][3] The ceremony was broadcast on BBC One and BBC Three.[1] It was hosted by Stephen Fry for the tenth time in the award's history.[4] The ceremony opened with a number "Stevie" by a British rock band Kasabian.[5]

Boyhood won three of its five nominations, including Best Film, Best Director for Richard Linklater, and Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Patricia Arquette.[6][7] Eddie Redmayne won Best Actor in a Leading Role for The Theory of Everything, Julianne Moore won Best Actress in a Leading Role for Still Alice, and J. K. Simmons won Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Whiplash.[6] The Grand Budapest Hotel won five of its eleven nominations, the most of any film. Jack O'Connell won the Rising Star Award.[6][8] The Theory of Everything, directed by James Marsh, was voted Outstanding British Film of 2014, while The Lego Movie won Best Animated Film and Citizenfour won Best Documentary.[6]

The telecast garnered more than 5.09 million viewers in UK, with the viewing figures slightly higher than previous year ceremony.[9]

Winners and nomineesEdit

Richard Linklater, Best Director winner
Eddie Redmayne, Best Actor winner
Julianne Moore, Best Actress winner
J. K. Simmons, Best Supporting Actor winner
Patricia Arquette, Best Supporting Actress winner
Wes Anderson, Best Original Screenplay co-winner
Jack O'Connell, EE Rising Star Award winner

BAFTA FellowshipEdit

Outstanding British Contribution to CinemaEdit

Best Film Best Director

BoyhoodRichard Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland

Richard LinklaterBoyhood

Best Actor in a Leading Role Best Actress in a Leading Role

Eddie RedmayneThe Theory of Everything as Stephen Hawking

Julianne MooreStill Alice as Dr. Alice Howland

Best Actor in a Supporting Role Best Actress in a Supporting Role

J. K. SimmonsWhiplash as Terence Fletcher

Patricia ArquetteBoyhood as Olivia Evans

Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay

Wes Anderson and Hugo GuinnessThe Grand Budapest Hotel

Anthony McCartenThe Theory of Everything

Best Cinematography Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

Emmanuel LubezkiBirdman

Stephen Beresford (Writer) and David Livingstone (Producer) – Pride

Outstanding British Film Best Documentary

The Theory of EverythingJames Marsh, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony McCarten

CitizenfourLaura Poitras

Best Original Music Best Sound

Alexandre DesplatThe Grand Budapest Hotel

WhiplashThomas Curley, Ben Wilkins, Craig Mann

Best Production Design Best Special Visual Effects

The Grand Budapest HotelAdam Stockhausen, Anna Pinnock

InterstellarPaul Franklin, Scott R. Fisher, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter

Best Costume Design Best Makeup and Hair

The Grand Budapest HotelMilena Canonero

The Grand Budapest HotelFrances Hannon, Mark Coulier

Best Editing Best Film Not in the English Language

WhiplashTom Cross

IdaPaweł Pawlikowski, Eric Abraham, Piotr Dzięcioł, Ewa Puszczynska

Best Animated Film Best Short Animation

The Lego MoviePhil Lord, Christopher Miller

The Bigger Picture – Chris Hees, Daisy Jacobs, Jennifer Majka

  • Monkey Love ExperimentsAinslie Henderson, Cam Fraser, Will Anderson
  • My Dad – Marcus Armitage
Best Short Film EE Rising Star Award

Boogaloo and Graham – Brian J. Falconer, Michael Lennox, Ronan Blaney

  • Emotional Fusebox – Michael Berliner, Rachel Tunnard
  • Slap – Islay Bell-Webb, Michelangelo Fano, Nick Rowland
  • The Kármán LineOscar Sharp, Campbell Beaton, Dawn King, Tiernan Hanby
  • Three Brothers – Aleem Khan, Matthieu De Braconier, Stephanie Paeplow

Jack O'Connell

Awards breakdownEdit

Most wins
Most nominations


In MemoriamEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Film Awards Information". British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Film in 2015". BAFTA. 9 January 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Baftas 2015: Fry and Claflin announce nominations". BBC News. 9 January 2015. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Stephen Fry Returns to Host EE British Academy Film Awards". BAFTA. 11 December 2014. Retrieved 11 December 2014.
  5. ^ Sherwin, Adam (28 January 2015). "Kasabian poached by Baftas after Brits snub". The Independent. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  6. ^ a b c d Brown, Mark (8 February 2015). "Baftas 2015: Boyhood wins top honours but Grand Budapest Hotel checks out with most". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  7. ^ "Bafta Film Awards 2015: Winners". BBC News. Retrieved 8 February 2015.
  8. ^ "Bafta 2015 film awards - as it happened". Daily Telegraph. 8 February 2015. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  9. ^ "Weekly Top 30 Programmes". BARB. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  10. ^ Pulver, Andrew (3 February 2015). "Mike Leigh to be given 2015 Bafta fellowship". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 February 2015.

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