Eddie Redmayne Wins BAFTA 2015 Best Leading Actor Gong, All Set For Oscars Now?

Eddie Set To Win Everything, After BAFTA Triumph

Eddie Redmayne may have just taken another big skip on the road to Oscar, with his triumph in the Best Leading Actor category at this year's BAFTA Awards.

Eddie beat a strong field to take the gong for his role of Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything'.

The film also took Best British Film, and the award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Actress Felicity Jones was also nominated for her role of Jane Hawking, but she lost out to firm favourite Julianne Moore for Best Lead Actress for 'Still Alice'.

The night belonged to two other films - 'Boyhood' with Richard Linklater collecting gongs for Best Film and Best Director, Patricia Arquette for Best Supporting Actress, and 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' which scooped five gongs, including Best Original Screenplay for Wes Anderson.

Arguably the most popular winner of the night was for Best Animated Film, with 'The Lego Movie' triumphing over 'Boxtrolls' and 'Big Hero 6'. This follows the brick-film being overlooked for an Oscar nomination.

The biggest loser of the night was 'The Imitation Game'. Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley both lost out in their categories, but both were smiling proudly as expectant parents on the red carpet with their partners, Sophie Turner and James Righton respectively.

Jack O'Connell took the EE Best Rising Star for his role in Angelina Jolie's biopic 'Unbroken', as well as Northern Ireland Troubles drama '71 - while 'Pride', this year's feel-good film about miners being helped by a LGBT group, took home the Best British Debut prize.


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