UK film awards boost 'Boyhood' but clip wings of 'Birdman'

February 9, 2015 12:17 AM

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UK film awards boost 'Boyhood' but clip wings of 'Birdman'

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

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