'Boyhood' takes best picture, director at BAFTAs

February 8, 2015 9:31 PM

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LONDON (AP) — Slow-cooked coming-of-age tale "Boyhood" took the best film and director trophies at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday, while Wes Anderson's candy-colored comedy "The Grand Budapest Hotel" won the biggest haul of prizes, with five.

Both are distinctive works by directors with strong signatures, and there were also multiple trophies for Stephen Hawking biopic "The Theory of Everything" and jazz-drumming drama "Whiplash" at an event that proved small, personal films could emerge as winners.

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