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No BAFTA award for ‘Lunchbox’

MUMBAI: Internationally acclaimed Indian film ‘Lunchbox’ missed winning the trophy in the ‘Film Not in the English Language’ category of the BAFTA Awards 2015 to Polish-Danish drama movie ‘Ida’.

The lead actress of the film Nimrat Kaur represented the film on the red carpet.

“Lunchbox’ narrated a unique love story of a lovelorn wife and a lonely man. It also stars actor Irrfan Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and is directed by Ritesh Batra.

In the foreign film category of the BAFTA Awards, ‘Lunchbox’ was also competing with Russian drama ‘Leviathan’, Brazilian-British adventure thriller ‘Trash’ and Belgian drama ‘Two Days, One Night’.

Meanwhile, ‘Boyhood’ took home the trophies for Best Film, Best Director and Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Arquette) while Eddie Redmayne bagged the Best Actor award for ‘The Theory of Everything’ and Julianne Moore won Best Actress for ‘Still Alice’.

Having earned the most nominations with 11, ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ took home the highest tally of five statuettes, including for Original Screenplay.

The 68th edition of the annual BAFTA Awards were announced at the Royal Opera House at a ceremony hosted by Stephen Fry.