The Revenant Pillages The BAFTAs


It’s almost time for the Oscars and the last major award ceremony that might give some indication of who is going to win the Academy Awards was on this weekend, the BAFTAs, or the British Oscars if you want.

The BAFTAs were a fancy occasion like always, with all the major Hollywood players flocking to London to see which movies and professionals are going to win. The host of the evening was Stephen Fry, but he delegated his announcements to a few celebs along the way, including Tom Cruise, Idris Elba, Sacha Baron Cohen and Rebel Wilson.

The BAFTAs coincided with Valentine’s Day this year and the producers set up a Kiss Cam which went around the audience, stopping on actual couples like Alicia Vikander and Michael Fassbender (didn’t work), but also on some less-likely couples like Leonardo DiCaprio and Maggie Smith (did work), for instance.

As far as the movies went, ”The Revenant” took home pretty much all the major prizes, indicating once more that DiCaprio might actually win his first Academy Award this year. Who knows.

Here are the winners:

Best Film

  • “The Revenant”

Best Actor

  • Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”

Best Actress

  • Brie Larson, “Room”

Best Director

  • Alejandro G. Inarritu, “The Revenant”

Best Supporting Actor

  • Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”

Best Supporting Actress

  • Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs”

Best Foreign Film

  • “Wild Tales” (Argentina-Spain)

Best Documentary

  • “Amy”

Best Animated Film

  • “Inside Out”

Best Original Screenplay

  • Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, “Spotlight”

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Adam McKay and Charles Randolph, “The Big Short”

Best Cinematography

  • Emmanuel Lubezki, “The Revenant”

Best Costume Design

  • Jenny Beavan, “Mad Max: Fury Road”

Best Production Design

  • Colin Gibson and Lisa Thompson, “Mad Max: Fury Road”

Best Special Visual Effects

  • Chris Corbould, Roger Guyett, Paul Kavanagh and Neal Scanlan, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

Best Sound

  • Lon Bender, Chris Duesterdiek, Martin Hernandez, Frank A. Montaño, Jon Taylor and Randy Thom, “The Revenant”

Best Editing

  • Margaret Sixel, “Mad Max: Fury Road”

Best Make-Up and Hair

  • Lesley Vanderwalt and Damian Martin, “Mad Max: Fury Road”

Outstanding British Film in 2016

  • “Brooklyn”

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

  • Naji Abu Nowar (writer/director) and Rupert Lloyd (producer), “Theeb”
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