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.
|68th British Academy Film Awards|
|Date||8 February 2015|
|Site||Royal Opera House, London|
|Hosted by||Stephen Fry|
|Best British Film||The Theory of Everything|
|Best Actor||Eddie Redmayne|
The Theory of Everything
|Best Actress||Julianne Moore|
|Most awards||The Grand Budapest Hotel (5)|
|Most nominations||The Grand Budapest Hotel (11)|
The nominations were announced on 9 January 2015 by Stephen Fry and actor Sam Claflin. The ceremony was broadcast on BBC One and BBC Three. It was hosted by Stephen Fry for the tenth time in the award's history. The ceremony opened with a number "Stevie" by a British rock band Kasabian.
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. 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. The Grand Budapest Hotel won five of its eleven nominations, the most of any film. Jack O'Connell won the Rising Star Award. 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.
The telecast garnered more than 5.09 million viewers in UK, with the viewing figures slightly higher than previous year ceremony.
Winners and nomineesEdit
- Most wins
- Most nominations
- 11 nominations The Grand Budapest Hotel
- 10 nominations Birdman and The Theory of Everything
- 9 nominations The Imitation Game
- 5 nominations Boyhood and Whiplash
- 4 nominations Interstellar, Mr. Turner, and Nightcrawler
- 3 nominations Pride
- 2 nominations '71, American Sniper, Big Eyes, Foxcatcher, Gone Girl, Guardians of the Galaxy, Ida, Into the Woods, Paddington, and Under the Skin
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