The Wes Anderson hotel caper is nominated in 11 categories, including best director and best film
The BAFTAs have just announced their nominations for 2015. Besides first-time composer Mica Levi's nod, there's also one surprise development: the runaway success of The Grand Budapest Hotel. After being largely overlooked by other film awards, Wes Anderson's candy-coloured hotel caper has been nominated in the most number of categories.
The Grand Budapest Hotel has 11 nominations under its belt, beating out the Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything by a single category. The movie is up for best film, best original screenplay, best actor for Ralph Fiennes and best director for Anderson.
Jeff Goldblum, who plays the stern lawyer Deputy Kovacs, told Dazed of the film: "It's a dream job. It's just a very unusual, wonderful experience making a movie with Wes Anderson. He's spectacular."
Anderson took inspiration from the work of the late Viennese author Stefan Zweig (not least his luminous writings on the grand hotels of Europe), saying: "Many of the ideas expressed and/or explored in Grand Budapest we stole directly from Zweig’s own life and work."
Watch the trailer for The Grand Budapest Hotel below: