Saturday 16 December 2017

Award joy for Irish film as movie royalty attends glitzy Baftas

Ralph Fiennes and Julianne Moore in London’s Royal Opera House last night.
Ralph Fiennes and Julianne Moore in London’s Royal Opera House last night.
Nadia Forde at the Baftas
Reese Witherspoon arriving at The Baftas.
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Producer Cathleen Sutherland (C) poses with the award for best film for "Boyhood" along with US actor Tom Cruise (L), producer Jonathan Sehring (2L), US actor Ellar Coltrane (3L), US actress Patricia Arquette (3R), who won the award for a supporting actress in the same film, US actor Ethan Hawke (2R) and John Sloss
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

Some of the biggest names in Hollywood were on the red carpet in London last night for the latest precursor to the Oscars - this year's Baftas.

Best actor rivals Eddie Redmayne and Michael Keaton were among the first to meet fans and pose for pictures.

But Redmayne went home the happier, having been named Best Leading Actor for his performance as Professor Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything'.

Julianne Moore won Best Leading Actress for 'Still Alice', while 'Boyhood' was named Best Movie. And it was a good night for the Irish, with Northern film 'Boogaloo and Graham', starring actress Charlene McKenna, scooping the Bafta for Best Short.

It's a good omen for the film which has been shortlisted for the 87th Academy Awards.

'The Grand Hotel Budapest', which stars Saoirse Ronan and featured the work of Irish graphic designer Annie Atkins, picked up the Bafta for Best Production Design, Original Screenplay and Original Music.

Now in its 68th year, the ceremony took place in the Royal Opera House in London.

Stephen Fry hosted the evening with David Beckham and Superman star Henry Cavill handing out awards. Benedict Cumberbatch, Julienne Moore, Mark Ruffalo and Kiera Knightley all attended the event.

Irish Independent

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