Bafta is on the third place in the rating of film award shows, which means that the Bafta winner has more chances to get Oscar. This year the biggest Best film award was won by Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood”, a coming-of-age film about a young boy raised by divorced parents. It took up over 12 years to film the story, which already has many awards owing to its heart-touching and thought-provoking plot. At Bafta 2015 “Boyhood” also won Best film, Best supporting actress (Patricia Arquette) and Best director prizes. The film has six Oscar nominations and Bafta’s best film increases its chances to get the most prestige award.
On the second place is “The Grand Budapest Hotel” that scored five awards. Although three of them are technical (Best costume design, Best makeup and hair and Best production design), the movie was highly rated and also won Best original music and Best original screenplay.
Other prizewinners are also worth noting. There is James Marsh’s “The theory of everything”, a biography of Steven Hawking (who was one of the ceremony’s guests) that won Best actor for Eddie Redmayne, Best adapted screenplay for Anthony McCarten and , the most interesting and perhaps most flattering Bafta award Outstanding British film. An American drama “Whiplash” about a student jazz drummer has three awards (Best editing, Best sound and Best supporting actor). But the most surprising award was handed to Pawel Pawlikowski’s “Ida”. It became a suddenness even to the director who, accordind to Deadline, was not expecting the victory.
The next prestigious movie award show is Oscar that will take place February 22. Although Bafta’s awards can be one of Oscar’s prizes indicators, there’s still an intrigue. But not much to wait is left and soon we will know winners of the most desired award of the film industry.