'The Revenant' & 'Brooklyn' Best Film Winners at 2016 BAFTA Awards

February 14, 2016
Source: BAFTA

BAFTA Awards

Last night, the United Kingdom had their big night for Hollywood at the 69th BAFTA Awards, honoring the best in film from last year (2015). These awards don't really have a major influence on the Oscars, but it's always interesting to see who our friends across the pond decide to hand out awards to. The selection of winners this year is quite diverse, with all of the best films from last year winning at least once in different categories. The Big Short won for Best Screenplay, Brooklyn won for Best British Film, The Hateful Eight won for Best Soundtrack, Inside Out won for Best Animation, Mad Max: Fury Road won for Best Hair & Make-Up, and The Revenant won for Best Film, just to start. Read on for the full list of 2016 winners below.

Here's the winners of the 69th BAFTA Awards given out last night in the UK (winners in bold):

Best Film:
The Revenant
Bridge of Spies
The Big Short

Outstanding British Film:
The Danish Girl
Ex Machina
45 Years
The Lobster

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer:
Naji Abu Nowar, Rupert Lloyd - Theeb
Sean Mcallister, Elhum Shakerifar - A Syrian Love Story
Debbie Tucker Green - Second Coming
Stephen Fingleton - The Survivalist
Alex Garland - Ex Machina

Alejandro G. Iñárritu - The Revenant
Adam McKay - The Big Short
Steven Spielberg - Bridge of Spies
Ridley Scott - The Martian
Todd Haynes - Carol

Leading Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio - The Revenant
Eddie Redmayne - The Danish Girl
Michael Fassbender - Steve Jobs
Matt Damon - The Martian
Bryan Cranston - Trumbo

Leading Actress
Brie Larson - Room
Maggie Smith - The Lady in the Van
Alicia Vikander - The Danish Girl
Cate Blanchett - Carol
Saoirse Ronan - Brooklyn

Supporting Actor:
Mark Rylance - Bridge of Spies
Idris Elba - Beasts of No Nation
Christian Bale - The Big Short
Mark Ruffalo - Spotlight
Benicio Del Toro - Sicario

Supporting Actress:
Kate Winslet - Steve Jobs
Jennifer Jason Leigh - The Hateful Eight
Alicia Vikander - Ex Machina
Julie Walters - Brooklyn
Rooney Mara - Carol

Original Screenplay:
Spotlight - Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer
Inside Out - Josh Cooley, Pete Docter, Meg Lefauve
The Hateful Eight - Quentin Tarantino
Ex Machina - Alex Garland
Bridge of Spies - Matthew Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Adapted Screenplay:
The Big Short - Adam McKay, Charles Randolph
Brooklyn - Nick Hornby
Carol - Phyllis Nagy
Room - Emma Donoghue
Steve Jobs - Aaron Sorkin

Animated Film:
Inside Out
Shaun the Sheep Movie

Listen To Me Marlon
He Named Me Malala
Cartel Land

Film Not in the English Language:
Wild Tales - Damián Szifron
The Assassin - Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Force Majeure - Ruben Östlund
Timbuktu - Abderrahmane Sissako
Theeb - Naji Abu Nowar

Original Music:
The Hateful Eight - Ennio Morricone
Bridge of Spies - Thomas Newman
Star Wars: The Force Awakens - John Williams
Sicario - Jóhann Jóhannsson
The Revenant - Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alva Noto

The Revenant - Emmanuel Lubezki
Mad Max: Fury Road - John Seale
Sicario - Roger Deakins
Carol - Ed Lachman
Bridge of Spies - Janusz Kaminski

Mad Max: Fury Road
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
The Revenant
The Martian

Production Design:
Mad Max: Fury Road
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The Martian
Bridge of Spies

Costume Design:
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Danish Girl

The Revenant
Mad Max: Fury Road
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Bridge of Spies
The Martian

Special Visual Effects:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
Ex Machina

Make-Up and Hair:
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
The Danish Girl

Short Animation:

British Short Film:
Mining Poems or Odes

EE Rising Star Award:
John Boyega
Taron Egerton
Dakota Johnson
Brie Larson
Bel Powley

Congratulations to all of this year's winners and nominees. I'm always quite satisfied with the films that end up taking home awards at the BAFTAs, as they seem to be a bit better about picking the best stuff. I still prefer the documentary Sherpa over everything else, and I'm glad it was nominated. I'm surprised to see Alejandro G. Iñárritu winning Best Director, again, but everyone seems to love The Revenant so much that it went on to win for Best Film anyway. I'm very happy that Brooklyn also won a big prize for Best British Film, and it's great to see John Boyega chosen as the Rising Star (one of the awards selected by the general public). Overall this seems like a good variety of winners among an excellent set of nominees. Thoughts?

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  • Paul Precup
    There are so many great films out there...and all the quality movies deserve recognition....but The Revenant is simply an astonishing achievement,and i am not surprised at all it just wins awards after awards.Let's see if it also wins the Oscar.I agree that this film is not for everyone,and many just don't like it.But movie is art,and just like art...some people love it and some not.Like a painting...even if we all look at the same painting,some of us will see more in it.It is the year of Alejandro G.Inarritu,the year of Leo..and The Revenant seems to just rise above the other films when it comes to awards and getting recognition.It is a masterpiece,no doubt about it.
    I would have liked EX MACHINA to win Best British film, but BROOKLYN was a lot of fun.




Alex's Top 10 of 2015
1. Mad Max: Fury Road
2. Son of Saul
3. Victoria
4. Creed
5. Sherpa
6. The End of the Tour
7. Sicario
8. The Revenant
9. The Martian
10. Beasts / No Nation
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Jeremy's Top 10 - 2015
1. Anomalisa
2. Creed
3. Mad Max: Fury Road
4. Ex Machina
5. Room
6. The Hateful Eight
7. Spring
8. White God
9. Montage of Heck
10. Spy
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