Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore were among the winners at this year's BAFTAs taking home the awards for Best Actor and Best Actress respectively.
Redmayne was named Best Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, which was named Outstanding British Film. In his acceptance speech the star said it was "one of the best nights of my life."
The star also thanked the Hawking family, "I want to thank them for their trust, their generosity and their kindness. And for reminding me of the great strength that comes from having the will to live a full and passionate life."
Moore's performance in Still Alice, a film about a woman with early-onset Alzheimer's, earned her the Best Actress in a Leading Role award and she thanked the people in the Alzheimer's community "who were so generous with their time and telling me their experiences."
Richard Linklater's coming of age drama Boyhood scooped the award for Best Film, with Patricia Arquette also picking up an award for Best Supporting Actress.
Whiplash's JK Simmons took the gong for Best Supporting Actor. The film also won awards for sound and editing.
The Grand Budapest Hotel took home the most awards on the night with five in total including Best Original Screenplay, make-up, production design, costume design and original music.
Winners in full:
Best film - Boyhood Richard Linklater, Cathleen Sutherland
Best actress - Julianne Moore Still Alice
Best actor - Eddie Redmayne The Theory of Everything
Best director - Richard Linklater Boyhood
EE rising star award (voted for by the public) - Jack O’Connell
Best costume design - The Grand Budapest Hotel Milena Canonero
Best adapted screenplay - The Theory of Everything Anthony McCarten
Best film not in the English language - Ida Pawel Pawlikowski, Eric Abraham, Piotr Dzieciol, Ewa Puszczynska
Best original screenplay - The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson
Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer - Stephen Beresford (writer), David Livingstone (producer) Pride
Best cinematography - Emmanuel Lubezki Birdman
Best supporting actress - Patricia Arquette Boyhood
Best supporting actor - JK Simmons Whiplash
Best special visual effects - Interstellar Paul Franklin, Scott Fisher, Andrew Lockley
Best animated film - The Lego Movie Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Best sound - Whiplash Thomas Curley, Ben Wilkins, Craig Mann
Best editing - Whiplash Tom Cross
Best short animation - The Bigger Picture Chris Hees, Daisy Jacobs, Jennifer Majka
Best short film - Boogaloo and Graham Brian J Falconer, Michael Lennox, Ronan Blaney
Best makeup and hair - The Grand Budapest Hotel Frances Hannon, Mark Coulier
Best production design - The Grand Budapest Hotel Adam Stockhausen, Anna Pinnock
Best documentary - Citizenfour Laura Poitras
Best original music - The Grand Budapest Hotel Alexandre Desplat
Outstanding British film - The Theory of Everything James Marsh, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony McCarten
Bafta Fellowship - Mike Leigh
Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema - BBC Films