Boyhood is named Best Film at the BAFTAs, Grand Budapest wins 4 awards 4 years ago

Boyhood is named Best Film at the BAFTAs, Grand Budapest wins 4 awards

Richard Linklater's masterpiece was 12 years in the making.

Richard Linklater's Boyhood has been named Best Film at the BAFTA awards at London's Royal Opera House.

The film charts the life of a young boy up until he goes to college and was shot between 2002 and 2014. The film took the night's top prize ahead of Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Theory of Everything and The Imitation Game.

Wes Anderson's Grand Budapest Hotel took four awards, including Best Original Screenplay, while Eddie Redmayne (The Theory Of Everything) and Julianne Moore (Still Alice) won the Best Actor and Best Actress gongs respectively.

JK Simmons's role as a sadistic orchestra leader saw him win Best Supporting Actor, while Patricia Arquette won Best Supporting Actress for Boyhood.