BAFTA Awards 2015 video: Boyhood wins Best Film and Best Director Also Read - Timothee Chalamet is '1000 per cent' ready for 'Call Me By Your Name' sequel

Boyhood, a coming-of-age story about growing up, won the top honours of Best Film and Best Director at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards 2015, where The Grand Budapest Hotel walked away with five trophies. Directed by Richard Linklater, who was absent from the ceremony, Boyhood is a ground-breaking film about growing up which was shot with the same actors a few days at a time over 12 years. It also won the Best Actress nod for Patricia Arquette. Also Read - Linklater asks for Houston archive footages for new movie

The ceremony saw maximum awards being bagged by The Grand Budapest Hotel, which was leading the BAFTA nominations list this year with a mention in 11 categories. It won for Costume Design, Production Design, Makeup and Hair, Original Music and Original Screenplay. Also Read - Linklater attacks Texas' transgender bathroom bill in an ad

In the Best Actor category, Eddie Redmayne triumphed for his portrayal of well-known physicist Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, which also won Outstanding British Film and Best Adapted Screenplay. Hawking also made an appearance at the film awards gala with his family members. The Best Actress winner at the event, held at the Royal Opera House, was Julianne Moore, for her moving portrayal of a woman succumbing to Alzheimer’s in Still Alice. IANS