EFFIE Awards 2015 – The Winners

On Saturday 20 June, we announced the winners of this year’s EFFIE Awards at a special ceremony, also marking the 106th anniversary of Errol Flynn’s birth. Audience members enjoyed a glass of fizz and some birthday cake, as the results of the public vote were revealed, before settling down to watch a special pre-release screening of the new Western-thriller, Slow West, starring Michael Fassbender.

The award for the Best of the Biggest Selling Films went to the fascinating Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything, while the Best Classic Film was bagged by the iconic Ridley Scott sci-fi movie Blade Runner: The Final Cut. Scooping Best Documentary was Dior and I, going behind the scenes at the iconic fashion house. Best Live Event was won by Monty Python Live (Mostly), the reunion performance of the cult comedy group.

Best Film not in the English Language went to the animated adventure from Japan, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, from Studio Ghibli. The award for the best film shown in the cinema’s Under The Radar season was won by the uplifting music film Northern Soul. Finally the Audience Choice category of overall Favourite Film, to be picked from any that had been shown during the year, went to The Theory of Everything, starring Eddie Redmayne, giving it its second EFFIE win of the year.

Thank you to everyone who voted and helped us to celebrate our second birthday.


Best of the Biggest Selling Films

  • Birdman
  • Boyhood
  • Paddington
  • The Imitation Game
  • The Theory of Everything ­ WINNER

Best Classic Film

  • Au Revoir Les Enfants
  • Some Like It Hot
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Withnail & I
  • Blade Runner: The Final Cut ­ WINNER

Best Documentary

  • Cobain: Montage of Heck
  • Finding Vivian Maier
  • I Am Divine
  • Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist
  • Dior & I ­ WINNER

Best Live Event

  • Maxine Peake as Hamlet
  • NT Live: A Streetcar Named Desire
  • NT Live: A View from the Bridge
  • NT Live: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night­-Time
  • Monty Python Live (Mostly) ­ WINNER

Best Film/Documentary Not in the English Language

  • Force Majeure
  • Ida
  • The 100­Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
  • Two Days One Night
  • The Tale of Princess Kaguya ­ WINNER

Best Under­the­Radar Film

  • Frank
  • The Duke of Burgundy
  • The Falling
  • X & Y
  • Northern Soul ­ WINNER 

Audience Choice

  • Boyhood
  • Force Majeure
  • The Duke of Burgundy
  • The Imitation Game
  • What We Do In The Shadows
  • The Theory of Everything ­ WINNER

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