68th British Academy Film Awards
|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|
The Theory of Everything
|Most awards||The Grand Budapest Hotel (5)|
|Most nominations||The Grand Budapest Hotel (11)|
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, to honour the best British and international contributions to film in 2014. Presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), accolades are handed out for the best in feature-length film and documentaries of any nationality, that were screened at British cinemas during 2014.
The nominees were announced on 9 January 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.
The American film Boyhood won three of its five nominations, including Best Film and Best Director for Richard Linklater. The Theory of Everything was named Outstanding British Film, while The Lego Movie won Best Animated Film and Citizenfour won Best Documentary. Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore won the Best Actor and Best Actress in a Leading Role awards, respectively, while J. K. Simmons and Patricia Arquette respectively won the Best Actor and Best Actress in a Supporting Role awards. The Grand Budapest Hotel won five of its eleven nominations, the most of any film. Jack O'Connell won the Rising Star award. The telecast garnered more than 5.09 millions viewers in UK, with the viewing figures slightly higher than previous year ceremony.
Winners and nominees
Multiple wins and 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
- 4th AACTA International Awards
- 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards
- 35th Golden Raspberry Awards
- 20th Critics' Choice Awards
- 69th Tony Awards
- 72nd Golden Globe Awards
- 87th Academy Awards
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