Eddie Redmayne has won the best actor prize at this year’s BAFTA Film Awards for his role as in The Theory of Everything.
The Theory of Everything was also named outstanding British film and won a third award for its adapted screenplay.
Age drama Boyhood – shot over 12 years with the same cast – was named best film, with Richard Linklater picking up best director prize.
Patricia Arquette also won the best supporting actress BAFTA for her role in Boyhood.
The ceremony at London’s Royal Opera House on Sunday night was hosted by Stephen Fry.
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Julianne Moore won the leading actress prize for her performance as a linguistics professor with early-onset Alzheimer’s in Still Alice.
Wes Anderson’s comedy The Grand Budapest Hotel won the most awards on the night – a total of five including costume design, production design, make-up and original music; with Anderson winning his first BAFTA for original screenplay.
Jazz drumming drama Whiplash also took three awards – for editing, sound and supporting actor for JK Simmons, who thanked director Damien Chazelle for “the gift of this character”.
World War Two drama The Imitation Game, with Benedict Cumberbatch as codebreaker Alan Turing, won nothing despite its nine nominations.
Showbiz satire Birdman, staring Michael Keaton as a washed up superhero actor, took only one award – for Emmanuel Lubezki’s cinematography.
The obituary section also paid tribute to Robin Williams, Billie Whitelaw and Lauren Bacall – among others – who died in the past year.
The Lego Movie, which caused a shock by being snubbed by the Oscars, was named best animated film.
Unbroken actor Jack O’Connell won the Rising Star award, the only one of the awards to be voted for by the public.
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Eddie Redmayne has won best actor at this year’s Screen Actors Guild awards raising his chances of Oscars success after beating favorite Michael Keaton to win.
The recipient has gone on to win the equivalent Oscar for the last 10 years.
Eddie Redmayne took the award for his role in The Theory of Everything.
Michael Keaton and the rest of the Birdman cast did, however, win the award for best ensemble cast at Sunday’s ceremony.
There were also prizes for Oscar hopefuls Julianne Moore, Patricia Arquette and JK Simmons.
In a year when the lack of diversity at awards ceremonies has been under the spotlight, black actresses won the two major acting prizes in the TV categories for the first time in history.
Viola Davis was named outstanding lead actress in a drama for How to Get Away With Murder, while Uzo Aduba was honored for her role in Orange is the New Black.
The Netflix series, set in a women’s prison, also won best comedy ensemble cast.
Downton Abbey won best ensemble cast in a TV drama for a second time.
The SAG awards are seen as a strong indicator of who will win at the Oscars because actors make up the largest portion of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
Michael Keaton had been expected to pick up the best actor award but was beaten by Eddie Redmayne, who plays a young Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.
The actor led the Birdman cast on stage to accept the ceremony’s main award – best ensemble cast – and called acting “the ultimate team sport”.
Julianne Moore continued her winning streak by taking home the best actress in a film award for Still Alice, where she plays a professor suffering from early-onset Alzheimer’s.
Other winners included Kevin Spacey for House of Cards and William H. Macy for Shameless.
Mark Ruffalo, who is Oscar-nominated for his film role in Foxcatcher, won best actor in a miniseries or TV movie for his role in A Normal Heart.
Frances McDormand won best actress in the same field for her part in HBO’s Olive Kitteredge.
Debbie Reynolds was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by her daughter Carrie Fisher, who joked, “she has been more than a mother to me, not much, but definitely more.”
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