BAFTA’s 2015 – ‘First the worst, second the best?’

This time of year is great for one key reason – Award season! So many film hit the big screen just in time with hope of getting an award.

Last night saw the BAFTA’s hit the headlines as the awards were announced. It was great to see a variety of films, cast & crew picking up awards. But we thought we would give our thoughts to a few of this years awards. So here are Zion’s runner up awards, as it was said on the playground ‘First the worst, second the best!’

The rules

– You can’t choose the winner from each category
– You can’t choose anyone who wasn’t nominated for a Bafta.



This category is one of the most sort after, and one particular film has stood out to win this award at numerous festivals, BOYHOOD. Boyhood is a great portrayal of a young boys progression to a young man, however the key to this films success is 12 years of filmmaking capturing the boys growth – Phenomenal! However someone has to come second, and for us the beautiful portrayal of Steven Hawkings in THEORY OF EVERYTHING is just beautiful & moving, a true second place!

Boyhood (BAFTA)
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory Of Everything (ZION runner up award!)


Again Boyhood took the award for best director, Richard Linklater. 12years commit to one project is worthy of an award! However some has to come second, and Damien Chazelle takes it with WHIPLASH. This fill shows a director bring together a gripping & extraordinary film that began life as a short film.

Alejandro G. Iñárritu – Birdman
Richard Linklater – Boyhood (BAFTA)
Wes Anderson -The Grand Budapest Hotel
James Marsh – The Theory Of Everything
Damien Chazelle – Whiplash (ZION runner up award)




Eddie Redmayne grabbed Lead actor for Theory of Everything, However we believe Benedict Cumberbatch was a very close second place with his role in THE IMITATION GAME.

Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game (ZION runner up award)
Eddie Redmayne – The Theory Of Everything (BAFTA)
Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler
Michael Keaton – Birdman
Ralph Fiennes – The Grand Budapest Hotel




Julianne Moore took home the Bafta for lead actress, But we give our second place to Felicity Jones for her role in Theory of everything.

Amy Adams -Big Eyes
Felicity Jones – The Theory Of Everything (ZION runner up award)
Julianne Moore – Still Alice (BAFTA)
Reese Witherspoon – Wild
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl






Next Stop is the Oscars – Which will be announced on 22nd February! We look forward to sharing our thoughts on this!

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