The 2016 BAFTA Awards Ceremony has taken place in London. Hosted by Stephen Fry, the British Arts Film and Television Academy seeks to award the best films, directors, creative teams, and actors from the past year, and can often be a strong hint towards who might take home an Oscar at the end of February. In addition to celebrating the big Hollywood blockbusters, BAFTA also hands out awards for British films, as well as the ‘EE Rising Star’ Award, which recognizes a breakout star from the big screen.

In keeping with other award ceremonies already held this year (Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice, Screen Actors Guild), Leonardo DiCaprio picked up the award for Best Actor for his role in The Revenant. Brie Larson also picked up Best Actress, again following the pattern of previous award shows. British favorite, Kate Winslet was recognized as Best Supporting Actress for her role in Steve Jobs; possibly pointing towards her and Alicia Vikander being the frontrunners in this category at the Academy Awards.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens was also recognized at the BAFTA Awards, winning the award for Best Special Visual Effects. John Boyega was the recipient of the publicly voted EE Rising Star Award, having had a very successful year indeed, and winning over the hearts of movie goers with his endearing performance as Finn in the latest chapter of the ongoing Star Wars saga. 

The Revenant was the biggest winner on the night; picking up five BAFTA’s in total: Best Sound, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, and Best Film. This was closely followed by Mad Max: Fury Road, which took home four wins.

Read on for the full list and comment below on the results, as well as who you would have liked to see win each category.

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Outstanding British film
45 Years
Amy
Brooklyn
The Danish Girl
Ex Machina
The Lobster

Best Makeup and Hair
Brooklyn
Carol
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

Best Cinematography
Bridge of Spies
Carol
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Sicario

Best Documentary
Amy
Cartel Land
He Named Me Malala
Listen to Me Marlon
Sherpa

Best Original Music
Bridge of Spies
The Hateful Eight
The Revenant
Sicario
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best British Short Film
Elephant
Mining Poems or Odes
Operator
Over
Samuel-613

Best British Short Animation
Edmond
Manoman
Prologue

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Best Editing
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant

Best Sound
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Special Visual Effects
Ant-Man
Ex Machina
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

EE Rising Star (voted for by the public)
Bel Powley
Brie Larson
Dakota Johnson
John Boyega
Taron Egerton

Best Supporting Actor
Benicio del Toro – Sicario
Christian Bale – The Big Short
Idris Elba – Beasts of No Nation
Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight
Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies

Best Animated Film
Inside Out
Minions
Shaun the Sheep the Movie

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Best Supporting Actress
Alicia Vikander – Ex Machina
Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight
Julie Walters – Brooklyn
Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs
Rooney Mara – Carol

Best Costume Design
Brooklyn
Carol
Cinderella
The Danish Girl
Mad Max: Fury Road

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
Alex Garland (director, Ex Machina)
Debbie Tucker Green (writer/director, Second Coming)
Naji Abu Nowar (writer/director, Theeb), Rupert Lloyd (producer, Theeb)
Sean McAllister (director/producer, A Syrian Love Story), Elhum Shakerifar (producer, A Syrian Love Story)
Stephen Fingleton (writer/director, The Survivalist)

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Big Short
Brooklyn
Carol
Room
Steve Jobs

Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema
Angels Costumes 

Best Original Screenplay
Bridge of Spies
Ex Machina
The Hateful Eight
Inside Out
Spotlight

Best Film Not in the English Language
The Assassin
Force Majeure
Theeb
Timbuktu
Wild Tales

Best Production Design
Bridge of Spies
Carol
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Fellowship Recipient
Sidney Poitier

Best Director
Adam McKay – The Big Short
Steven Spielberg – Bridge of Spies
Todd Haynes – Carol
Ridley Scott – The Martian
Alejandro González Iñárritu – The Revenant

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Best Actress
Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl
Brie Larson – Room
Cate Blanchett – Carol
Maggie Smith – The Lady in the Van
Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn

Best Actor
Bryan Cranston – Trumbo
Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
Matt Damon – The Martian
Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs

Best Film
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Carol
The Revenant
Spotlight

Source: British Academy of Film and Television Arts

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