BAFTA vs Oscars 2015 - Best Pictures
Oscars and BAFTA are the two big awards for any cinema around the world. While "Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences" from United states presents Oscars for Excellence in cinematic achievements; "Film, television and games organisation" from United Kingdom presents British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) which supports, promotes and develops the art forms of the moving image – film, television and video games – by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public.
Best Picture Oscars vs Best Film BAFTA
In addition to Best Film, BAFTA also awards Outstanding British Film
- Theory of everything (winner)
- The Imitation Game
- Under the skin
While Oscars for Best Picture was presented to Birdman, BAFTA for Best Film was presented to Boyhood.
Among other nominations, Grand Budapest hotel, Imitation game and Theory of Everything were nominated for both Oscars and BAFTA.
American sniper, Selma and Whiplash were among other nominations for Oscars.
- Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) - In this black-comedy drama, a washed-up actor who was once famous for his Birdman movies wants to reinvent his career by writing and directing a broadway adaptation. Rest of the film is how he copes up with this disastrous process and ends up becoming birdman again.
- Boyhood - A film shot over a course of 12 years from 2002 to 2014, this is a coming-of-age film about the life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college.
- Grand Budapest Hotel - An American-German-British co-production, this is a comedy film shot in 5 different parts along with a prologue and epilogue as narrated by the owner of the hotel about his adventures when he was a lobby boy along with a legendary concierge.
- Imitation Game - This Historical-thriller is loosely based on the biography Alan Turing: The Enigma. This is a story of how Alan Turing cracks the enigma during World War II.
- Theory of Everything - This biographical coming of age romantic drama is based on the memoir Travelling to infinity: My Life with Stephen which deals with the relationship between the acclaimed physicist Stephen Hawking and his ex-wife Jane Wilde Hawking.
- American Sniper - This biographical war drama is based on the book American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History. This is a story of life of Chis Kyle as the most lethal American sniper in the battlefield and back in his home.
- Selma - This historical drama film is a chronicle of epic march by James Bevel, Hosea Williams and Martin Luther King, Jr to secure equal voting rights in 1965.
- Whiplash - This drama film is based on the experiences of the director, Damien Chazelle in his school band. This is the relationship between a promising young drummer and his mentor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.
Best Animated Picture - Oscars Vs BAFTA
Big Hero 6 (Oscar winner) - A superhero action comedy, this is a story a story of how a robotics prodigy along with his inflatable robot teams up with 4 others to fight a masked villain.
The Lego Movie (BAFTA winner) - An adventure comedy, this is a story of how a Lego construction worker who is prophesied to save the Lego universe saves his as he gains many allies in this process.
The Boxtrolls - A fantasy-comedy, this is a story of how a boy raised by trash collectors saves his friends from an evil pest-exterminator.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 - This action fantasy is a sequel and this is a story of how the boy and his dragon saves peace in an ice cave which has becoming battle field.
Song of the Sea - This fantasy film is based on ancient Celtic myth of the selkie which is about adventures of two children, a girl who can turn in a seal and her brother.
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya - This Japanese fantasy drama film is a story about a girl who is found in a bamboo tree and grows up to be a princess and her crime.
Best Documentary - Oscars Vs BAFTA
Citizenfour (Oscar & BAFTA winner) - Shot in cinéma vérité style, this is a documentary based on an encrypted e-mail from a stranger and meetings with him in Hong kong which reveal the extent of the National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance around the world.
Finding Vivian Maier - This is a documentary about the photographer Vivian Maier and his lost work.
Virunga - This is a documentary about the conservation work of rangers within Virunga National Park.
Last Days in Vietnam - This is a documentary about the dilemma of U.S. soldiers during the last weeks for Vietnam war on whether to obey White House orders to evacuate only U.S citizens or to save the lives of South Vietnamese.
The Salt of the Earth - This film portrays the work of Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado.
20,000 Days on Earth - This film depicts the fictitious 20,000th day of Australian musician, songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer and actor Nick Cave
Best Foreign Language Film - Oscars Vs BAFTA
Ida (Oscar & BAFTA winner) - A Polish drama film in which when a young woman is on the verge of taking vow as a Catholic nun has to meet her surviving relative to know the dark history of her family.
Leviathan - A Russian drama film in which Koyla fights a corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished in the coastal town of Russia.
The Lunchbox - An Indian drama film in which a young housewife is connected to an older man when a rare mistaken delivery happens in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system.
Tangerines - This Estonian-Georgian film is a story of a man who stays back in Georgia to harvest his crops of tangerines during a 1990 war.
Timbuktu - This French-Mauritanian drama film depicts how the quiet life of a cattle herder family residing in the dunes of Timbuktu is abruptly disturbed.
Wild Tales - This Argentine-Spanish black comedy film is an anthology film of six short stories with a common theme of violence and vengeance.
Trash - This Brazilian-British adventure drama thriller film is a story of three kids who make a discovery in trash which makes them to run away from the cops.
Two Days, One Night - This Belgian-French-Italian drama film is a story of a young mother who have one weekend to convince her colleges so that she can retain her job.