The Revenant wins big at 2016 Baftas

The Revenant wins big at 2016 Baftas

- The revenant movie soars high at the Bafta awards with four awards

- Leonardo Dicarprio is been tipped to win his first Oscars

- Other winners on the night include Steve jobs actor and Brie Lawson

The Revenant wins big at 2016 Baftas

Tom Cruise (c) was on hand to present the best film award to The Revenant, directed by Alejandro G Inarritu and starring Leonardo DiCaprio

The Revenant movie has won big at this year’s Bafta awards, held at London's Royal Opera House on Sunday.

The movie which stars Leonardo DiCaprio was named best film while DiCaprio won best actor and Alejandro G Inarritu best director to Alejandro G Inarritu.

The Mexican director described the win as "overwhelming". He said DiCaprio's "talent and commitment" to the "risky project" had "kept the film breathing". The Revenant has topped the UK box office chart, grossing more than £18m to date.

DiCaprio, who played 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. Leonardo DiCaprio’s win is estimated by many to win him his first acting Oscar" at the end of the month.

Next was Apocalyptic action movie Mad Max: Fury Road which took home four awards; namely 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 and both supporting acting prizes went to British winners.

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Other winners on the night were Steve Jobs star, Kate Winslet, who was named as best supporting actress, beating double nominee Alicia Vikander, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rooney Mara and fellow Brit Julie Walters. Mark Rylance won best supporting actor for his role as a British-born Soviet agent in Bridge of Spies.

The first award of the night, for outstanding British film, went to period drama Brooklyn, in which Saoirse Ronan plays a young Irish woman who emigrates to New York. Star Wars actor, John Boyega, also won the Rising Star Award, the only one of the awards to be voted for by the public.

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

This year’s Bafta award, hosted by Stephen Fry was watched by a live audience of 4.5 million people which is slightly down from last year when nearly five million tuned in. The Baftas have largely avoided the diversity row that has engulfed this year's Oscars.

 

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