Date: 15th February 2016

Baftas 2016: The Revenant rules at Baftas.

Wilderness drama Revenant, The (2015), starring Leonardo DiCaprio, has dominated this year's Baftas.

It was named best film while DiCaprio won best actor and Alejandro G Inarritu best director.

The Mexican director described the win as "overwhelming". He said DiCaprio's "talent and commitment" to the "risky project" had "kept the film breathing".

DiCaprio, who plays fur-trapper Hugh Glass, said he was "humbled and honoured" and praised the influence of British actors on his acting career. He also used his win to wish his mother a happy birthday.

Apocalyptic action movie Mad Max: Fury Road took four awards: for make-up and hair, editing, costumes and production design.

Brie Larson won the best leading actress award for her role as a kidnapped mother in Room.

Steve Jobs star Kate Winslet was named best supporting actress, beating double nominee Alicia Vikander, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rooney Mara and fellow Brit Julie Walters.
Picking up her statuette, Winslet praised her fellow nominees - saying it had been "an extraordinary year for women".

The first award of the night, for outstanding British film, went to period drama Brooklyn (2015), in which Saoirse Ronan plays a young Irish woman who emigrates to New York.

Its director John Crowley said: "One of the things this film is about is kindness of strangers - as this film has made its way out into the world the warmth of response has been overwhelming."

Star Wars actor John Boyega won the Rising Star Award, the only one of the awards to be voted for by the public.

"I haven't been doing this for a long time - it's a fluke," said the London-born actor, who had earlier got the loudest shouts from film fans along the red carpet.

"I'm going to share this with all the young dreamers who are determined and hard-working - this is for you."

Best documentary went to Amy Winehouse film Amy, about the singer who died in 2011.

Source: Press Release



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