Date: 9th February 2015

Eddie Redmayne scoops best actor prize.

Eddie Redmayne has scooped the best actor prize at the Bafta Film Awards for his role as Professor Stephen Hawking in Theory of Everything, The (2014).

Redmayne said it was "one of the best nights of my life".

The film was also named outstanding British film and won a third award for its adapted screenplay.

Coming of age drama Boyhood - shot over 12 years with the same cast - was named best film, with Richard Linklater picking up best director prize.

Patricia Arquette also won the best supporting actress Bafta for her role in the film.

Julianne Moore won the leading actress prize for her performance as a linguistics professor with early-onset Alzheimer's.

Collecting her award, she thanked "everybody in the Alzheimer's community who were so generous with their time and telling me their experiences".

Wes Anderson's quirky comedy Grand Budapest Hotel, The (2014) won the most awards on the night - a total of five including costume design, production design, make-up and original music; with Anderson winning his first Bafta for original screenplay.

Jazz drumming drama Whiplash (2014) also took three awards - for editing, sound and supporting actor for JK Simmons, who thanked director Damien Chazelle for "the gift of this character".

World War Two drama Imitation Game, The (2014), with Benedict Cumberbatch as codebreaker Alan Turing, won nothing despite its nine nominations.

Source: Press Release



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