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.
Outstanding British film45 YearsAmy BrooklynThe Danish GirlEx MachinaThe Lobster
Best Makeup and HairBrooklynCarolThe Danish GirlMad Max: Fury RoadThe Revenant
Best CinematographyBridge of SpiesCarolMad Max: Fury RoadThe RevenantSicario
Best DocumentaryAmyCartel LandHe Named Me MalalaListen to Me MarlonSherpa
Best Original MusicBridge of SpiesThe Hateful EightThe RevenantSicarioStar Wars: The Force Awakens
Best British Short FilmElephant Mining Poems or OdesOperatorOver Samuel-613
Best British Short AnimationEdmondManomanPrologue
Best EditingThe Big Short Bridge of SpiesMad Max: Fury RoadThe MartianThe Revenant
Best SoundBridge of SpiesMad Max: Fury RoadThe MartianThe RevenantStar Wars: The Force Awakens
Best Special Visual EffectsAnt-ManEx MachinaMad Max: Fury RoadThe MartianStar Wars: The Force Awakens
EE Rising Star (voted for by the public)Bel PowleyBrie LarsonDakota JohnsonJohn BoyegaTaron Egerton
Best Supporting ActorBenicio del Toro – SicarioChristian Bale – The Big ShortIdris Elba – Beasts of No NationMark Ruffalo – SpotlightMark Rylance – Bridge of Spies
Best Animated FilmInside OutMinionsShaun the Sheep the Movie
Best Supporting ActressAlicia Vikander – Ex MachinaJennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful EightJulie Walters – BrooklynKate Winslet – Steve JobsRooney Mara – Carol
Best Costume DesignBrooklynCarolCinderellaThe Danish GirlMad Max: Fury Road
Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or ProducerAlex 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 ScreenplayThe Big Short BrooklynCarol RoomSteve Jobs
Outstanding British Contribution to CinemaAngels Costumes
Best Original ScreenplayBridge of SpiesEx MachinaThe Hateful EightInside OutSpotlight
Best Film Not in the English LanguageThe AssassinForce MajeureTheeb TimbuktuWild Tales
Best Production DesignBridge of SpiesCarolMad Max: Fury RoadThe MartianStar Wars: The Force Awakens
Fellowship RecipientSidney Poitier
Best DirectorAdam McKay – The Big ShortSteven Spielberg – Bridge of SpiesTodd Haynes – CarolRidley Scott – The MartianAlejandro González Iñárritu – The Revenant
Best ActressAlicia Vikander – The Danish GirlBrie Larson – RoomCate Blanchett – CarolMaggie Smith – The Lady in the VanSaoirse Ronan – Brooklyn
Best ActorBryan Cranston – TrumboEddie Redmayne – The Danish GirlLeonardo DiCaprio – The RevenantMatt Damon – The MartianMichael Fassbender – Steve Jobs
Best FilmThe Big Short Bridge of SpiesCarolThe RevenantSpotlight