BAFTA winners: Revenant and Mad Max go home the big winners

BANG Showbiz

'THE Revenant' and 'Mad Max: Fury Road' were the big winners at the 2016 BAFTAs.

Leonardo DiCaprio won the Leading Actor award for his role as legendary frontiersman Hugh Glass in the survival movie, while Alejandro G. Inarritu won Best Director and saw his movie also triumph in the Film, Sound and Cinematography categories.

'Mad Max: Fury Road' also won a number of awards, including Editing, Production Design, Costume Design and Make-up and Hair.

Along with Leonardo's win for Leading Actor, the acting categories also saw Brie Larson take home the Leading Actress award for 'Room' with Kate Winslet picking up Best Supporting Actress for 'Steve Jobs' and Mark Rylance taking home the Best Supporting Actor gong for 'Bridge of Spies'.

Other notable winners included 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' actor John Boyega, who beat off competition from Taron Egerton, Dakota Johnson, Bel Powley and Brie Larson to take home the EE Rising Star award, the only gong voted for by the public.

'Brooklyn' - which was co-financed by the BBC - was awarded the Outstanding British Film award while 'Amy', based on the life of the late Amy Winehouse, won Best Documentary.

'Inside Out' took the Best Animated Film award while 'The Big Short' and 'Spotlight' won Adapted and Original Screenplay respectively.

The 2016 BAFTAs were held at London's Royal Opera House in Covent Garden for the 10th year in a row and hosted by Stephen Fry.

2016 BAFTA Winners


'The Revenant'


Alejandro G. Inarritu 'The Revenant'


Leading Actress

Brie Larson 'Room'

Leading Actor

Leonardo DiCaprio 'The Revenant'


Supporting Actress

Kate Winslet 'Steve Jobs'

Supporting Actor

Mark Rylance 'Bridge of Spies'


EE Rising Star

John Boyega

Outstanding British Film



Special Visual Effects

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Film Not in the English Language

'Wild Tales'



'The Revenant'

Fellowship in 2016

Sir Sidney Poitier



'Mad Max: Fury Road'

Production Design

'Mad Max: Fury Road'


Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

Naji Abu Nowar, Rupert Lloyd 'Theeb'

Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema

'Angels Costumes'


Costume Design

'Mad Max: Fury Road'

Original Screenplay




'The Revenant'

Original Music

'The Hateful Eight'


British Short Film


Make-up and Hair

'Mad Max: Fury Road'


British Short Animation


Animated Film

'Inside Out'


Adapted Screenplay

'The Big Short'



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