February 8, 2015

Top News Stories –

BAFTA film awards –
The BAFTA Film Awards are held at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London. Sponsored by communications company EE who have just been bought by BT, the awards are seen as a guide to the Oscars. Eddie Redmayne wins the best actor prize for his role as Professor Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything. Boyhood which was filmed over 12 years won best film and Julianne Moore won the leading actress prize for Still Alice. Full winners list below.
Eddie_Redmayne_at_TIFF_2014Eddie Redmayne

Ivory Coast win AFCON (eventually) –
The final of the Africa Cup of Nations tournament ends in a 0-0 draw after extra time between Ghana and Ivory Coast (or Cote d’Ivoire). It got more exciting in the penalty shoot-out with the Elephants (Ivory Coast) missing their first two penalties but then scoring their next 9 in a row to beat Ghana 9-8. Ivory Coast’s goalkeeper Boubacar Barry scored the winner.
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Video of the Day –

Trailer for BAFTA winner “Boyhood”

List of the day –

BAFTA results in full –

Best film
Winner: Boyhood

Outstanding British film
Winner: The Theory of Everything

Actor
Winner: Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything

Actress
Winner: Julianne Moore – Still Alice

Supporting actor
Winner: JK Simmons – Whiplash

Supporting actress
Winner: Patricia Arquette – Boyhood

Director
Winner: Richard Linklater – Boyhood

Adapted screenplay
Winner: The Theory of Everything – Anthony McCarten

Original screenplay
Winner: The Grand Budapest Hotel – Wes Anderson

Animated film
Winner: The Lego Movie

Documentary
Winner: Citizenfour

Foreign film
Winner: Ida

Cinematography
Winners: Birdman – Emmanuel Lubezki

Costume design
Winner: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Editing
Winner: Whiplash – Tom Cross

Make-up and hair
Winner: The Grand Budapest Hotel – Frances Hannon

Music
Winner: The Grand Budapest Hotel – Alexandre Desplat

Production design
Winner: The Grand Budapest Hotel – Adam Stockhausen, Anna Pinnock

Sound
Winner: Whiplash – Thomas Curley, Ben Wilkins, Craig Mann

Visual effects
Winner: Interstellar – Paul Franklin, Scott Fisher, Andrew Lockley

British short animation
Winner: The Bigger Picture – Chris Hees, Daisy Jacobs, Jennifer Majka

British short film
Winner: Boogaloo and Graham – Brian J Falconer, Michael Lennox, Ronan Blaney

Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer
Winner: Stephen Beresford, David Livingstone (writer and producer Pride)

Rising Star award
Winner: Jack O’Connell

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