After much speculations, the BAFTAs went with "Boyhood" for picture and director Richard Linklater. Many were skeptical after back to back guilds win but I stuck by it. This is where the race gets interesting, can the American Academy follow the same route? Boyhood also won another award, supporting actress for Patricia Arquette which was predicted. So that makes only three wins. "Birdman" on the other hand walked away with a single award for cinematography. Oscars may still be more kind to this film, its more a "Hollywood satire" than something you would expect to cause a big storm at the BAFTAs. Still though, just a single win! "The Grand Budapest Hotel" was expected to walk away with most because of its tech brilliance, it won a total of five including original screenplay which I predicted Birdman would win. It also win original score which looked like it would go to "The Theory of Everything". Now that film surprised the most by winning in categories over much favorite "The Imitation Game". It won adapted screenplay and British film alongside lead actor for Eddie Redmayne. Another film that surprised was "Whiplash" winning best sound and editing (the latter being a surprise) and of course, supporting actor for J. K. Simmons.
Check out the full list of winners below:
Best Picture: Boyhood
David Lean Award for Direction: Richard Linklater for "Boyhood"
Alexander Korda Award for Outstanding British Film: "The Theory of Everything"
Best Leading Actor: Eddie Redmayne for "The Theory of Everything"
Best Leading Actress: Julianne Moore for "Still Alice"
Best Supporting Actor: J. K. Simmons for "Whiplash"
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette for "Boyhood"
Best Original Screenplay: Wes Anderson for "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Best Adapted Screenplay: Anthony McCarten for "The Theory of Everything"
Best Film not in the English Language: Ida (Poland)
Best Animated Film: "The LEGO Movie"
Best Documentary: "Citizenfour"
Best Editing: Tom Cross for "Whiplash"
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki for "Birdman"
Best Production Design: Anna Pinnock and Adam Stockhausen for "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Best Costume Design: Milena Canonero for "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Best Make Up and Hair: Mark Coulier and Frances Hannon for "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Best Special Visual Effects: Scott Fisher, Paul Franklin and Andrew Lockley for "Interstellar"
Best Original Music: Alexandre Desplat for "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Best Sound: Thomas Curley, Craig Mann and Ben Wilkins for "Whiplash"
Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer: Stephen Beresford and David Livingstone for "Pride"
Best British Short Film: "Boogaloo and Graham"
Best British Short Animation: "The Bigger Picture"
EE Rising Star: Jack O'Connell
Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema: BBC Films