The Grand Budapest Hotel big winner at BAFTAs

Wes Anderson's 'Grand Budapest Hotel' was the big winner at the British Academy Film Awards

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Ralph Fiennes

Ralph Fiennes (Jon Furniss/Corbis)

'The Grand Budapest Hotel' was the big winner at the British Academy Film Awards, claiming five prizes in total.

The Wes Anderson-directed movie won Original Screenplay, Original Music, Production Design, Costume Design and Make Up & Hair at the event at the Royal Opera House in London.

Anderson was unable to collect the prize for Best Original Screenplay, leaving Ralph Fiennes to claim it on his behalf.

The actor read out a message from Anderson, saying: "I have a letter from Wes it goes like this: if Ralph Fiennes is reading this speech it must mean I have won a BAFTA for our screenplay in absentia.

"I was already unhappy to miss this event but now I'm really angry and resentful that I am not there, and I'm furious.

"I blame the Directors' Guild Of America, for requiring my presence in Los Angeles where most likely I have already failed to win a different prize. I extend my many thanks to the British Academy, of which I am a member in good standing and I look forward to very eagerly getting a hold of this award physically in my own hands as quickly as Fed-Ex can possibly deliver it to me."

Meanwhile, 'The Theory Of Everything' won three awards, including Outstanding British Film, while the movie's star Eddie Redmayne claimed the Leading Actor award for his role as Professor Stephen Hawking, overcoming competition from Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Keaton, Ralph Fiennes and Jake Gyllenhaal.

US Julianne Moore won the Leading Actress award for her performance in 'Still Alice', thereby beating Reese Witherspoon, Amy Adams, Rosamund Pike and Felicity Jones to the prestigious prize.

Elsewhere, Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood' won the Best Film and Best Director awards.

Winners from the British Academy Film Awards 2015:

Leading Actor in 2015:

Eddie Redmayne - The Theory of Everything

Leading Actress in 2015:

Julianne Moore - Still Alice

Supporting Actor:

J.K. Simmons - Whiplash

Supporting Actress:

Patricia Arquette - Boyhood

Best Film:

Boyhood

EE Rising Star in 2015:

Jack O'Connell

Best Director:

Richard Linklater - Boyhood

Original Screenplay:

The Grand Budapest Hotel - Wes Anderson

British Short Animation in 2015:

The Bigger Picture

Make-up and hair in 2015:

The Grand Budapest Hotel

British Short Film in 2015:

Boogaloo And Graham

Original Music in 2015:

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Cinematography:

Birdman

Outstanding British Film in 2015:

The Theory Of Everything

Documentary in 2015:

Citizenfour

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer in 2015:

Stephen Beresford, David Livingstone - Pride

Production Design 2015:

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Editing in 2015:

Whiplash

Sound in 2015:

Whiplash

Fellowship in 2015:

Mike Leigh

Special Visual Effects in 2015:

Interstellar

Film Not in the English Language:

Ida

Animated Film in 2015:

The Lego Movie

Adapted Screenplay in 2015:

The Theory Of Everything

The Grand Budapest Hotel

  • 5 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 100 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Wes Anderson
  • Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Saoirse Ronan, Edward Norton, Jude Law, Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton, Willem Dafoe, Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, Jeff Goldblum, Harvey Keitel, F. Murray Abraham, Tom Wilkinson
  • UK release: 7 March 2014

Gustave H (Fiennes), the flamboyantly orderly concierge of the Grand Budapest Hotel, likes to romance the elderly guests, but when his wealthy lover (Swinton) dies mysteriously, he finds himself framed for murder. Perhaps Anderson's most uncompromisingly eccentric and perfectly realised film to date, with an astonishing…

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