BAFTA 2015: All You Need To Know About This Year's Nominated Films

BAFTA 2015: All You Need To Know About This Year's Nominated Films

Missed out on The Grand Budapest Hotel? Still haven't gotten around to watching The Theory Of Everything? Broken your promise that this week you'd definitely check out The Imitation Game? Fear not, with our cheat sheet to this year's BAFTA nominated films of the year, you can sound like a film pro in seconds...

The Theory Of Everything

In A Nutshell
Eddie Redmayne plays Professor Stephen Hawking during his MND diagnosis and marriage to first wife Jane (Felicity Jone). It's emotional – Hawking himself shed a tear watching it.

What to say?
'What a sensitively crafted biopic. Surely a career-changing role for Redmayne.'

 

Birdman

In A Nutshell
Michael Keaton stars as a washed-up movie actor famous for playing superhero 'Birdman', who tries to gain credibility with a Broadway production.

What to say?
'Of course, you'll have noticed the strong parallels between Keaton and his own early career as Batman.'

 

Boyhood

In A Nutshell
The up and downs of family life and growing up are viewed through the eyes of Mason (Ellar Coltrane), his parents (Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke) and his sister (Lorelei Linklater). Filming the same cast over the course of 12 years, writer and director Richard Vignette captures this coming of age story in a truly unique manner. The soundtrack featuring Coldplay and Family Of The Year is pretty catchy too.

What to say?
'It's a film we can all relate to, especially the scenes of teenage angst.'

 

The Imitation Game

In A Nutshell
Benedict Cumberbatch plays Alan Turing a Cambridge mathematics genius, recruited by M16 to crack Nazi codes including Enigma, thought to be unbreakable during the second world war. Turing's team including Joan Clarke (Keira Knightley) eventually succeed and are hailed as heroes but later Turing is later prosecuted for acts of 'gross indecency' after authorities reveal he is gay.

What to say?
'What an outstanding performance by Cumberbatch in this poignant drama.'

 

The Grand Budapest Hotel

In A Nutshell
Set in the 1930s, it tells the adventures of Gustave (Ralph Fiennes) a concierge at popular ski resort in the fictional Republic of Zubrowka and Zero Moustafa, a lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. When one of the hotel's guests (and occassional lover of Gustave) dies, the duo find themselves on the run from her family and the police.

What to say?
'Wes Anderson strikes again. And do Farrow & Ball do a Mendl's Patisserie pink?'

 

Additional words by Lucy Pavia

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