The BAFTA awards, wedged as they are between the Super Bowl and the Oscars, could probably be forgiven for lacking the spectacle or pomp and circumstance of those events. And Sunday night’s ceremony, aside from host Stephen Fry’s regrettable remarks about one of the winners, was indeed a tasteful affair which offered up virtually no upsets, thereby keeping all monocles firmly in place. Trophies were once again rained on The Revenant—the film nabbed several big prizes including Best Film, Director, Actor, and Cinematographer, which should probably make “the living hell” of its production a distant memory for everyone involved.
Brie Larson, who’s already won over the Hollywood Foreign Press, the Screen Actors Guild, and the Critics, was named Best Actress for her moving performance in Room, and she was once again joined in the winner’s circle by Steve Jobs’ Kate Winslet, who chased her Golden Globes win for Best Supporting Actress with a BAFTA award. Mark Rylance picked up the Best Supporting Actor award for his work as Soviet intelligence officer Rudolf Abel in Bridge Of Spies, and John Boyega took home the Rising Star prize.
The screenwriting honors were split among The Big Short and Spotlight, with Adam McKay and Charles Randolph claiming victory in the Best Adapted Screenplay category while Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer picking up another Original Screenplay award. Mad Max: Fury Road dominated the design categories, earning top honors for Best Production And Costume Design as well as Make-up And Hair, and Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens won another Special Visual Effects award.
Here’s the complete list of winners, in case you’d like to read the words “The Revenant” a few more times.
Best Film: The Revenant
Best Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant
Best Original Screenplay: Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer for Spotlight
Best Adapted Screenplay: Adam McKay, Charles Randolph for The Big Short
Best Leading Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio
Best Leading Actress: Brie Larson, Room
Best Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance, Bridge Of Spies
Best Supporting Actress: Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
Outstanding British Film: Brooklyn
Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director, Or Producer: Naji Abu Nowar (Writer/Director) and Rupert Lloyd (Producer), Theeb
Best Film Not In The English Language: Wild Tales
Best Documentary: Amy
Best Animated Film: Inside Out
The EE Rising Star Award: John Boyega
Best Original Music: Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, The Revenant
Best Editing: Margaret Sixel, Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Production Design: Colin Gibson, Lisa Thompson, Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Costume Design: Jenny Beavan, Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Make-Up And Hair: Lesley Vanderwalt, Damian Martin, Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Sound: Lon Bender, Chris Duesterdiek, Martin Hernandez, Frank A. Montaño, Jon Taylor, Randy Thom, The Revenant
Best Special Visual Effects: Chris Corbould, Roger Guyett, Paul Kavanagh, Neal Scanlan, Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens
Best British Short Animation: Nina Gantz, Emilie Jouffroy, Edmond
Best Short British Film: Caroline Bartleet, Rebecca Morgan, Operator