The night was dominated by The Revenant, which won three of the biggest awards including best actor for DiCaprio.

The American star was the firm favourite for the prize, with even his British rival Eddie Redmayne tipping him to get the trophy.

The Baftas were slightly more diverse, with two black actors recognised - John Boyega and Idris Elba.

He also paid tribute to his Titanic co-star and "home girl" Kate Winslet.

In addition, "The Danish Girl", "Brooklyn", "Ex Machina", "The Lobster", "Amy" and "45 years" are competing in the outstanding British film category.

We all remember how Leonardo DiCaprio couldn't take his eyes off Lady Gaga at the recently concluded Golden Globes, don't we?

The UK film industry showered Valentine's Day love on "The Revenant" Sunday, awarding the endurance epic five prizes, including best picture, at the British Academy Film Awards, known as BAFTAs.

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"She's very generous and also a leader", he said.

Kate Winslet dedicated her supporting performer prize she won for playing an Apple executive in "Steve Jobs" to "all those young women who doubt themselves". She beat out competition from fellow actresses Julie Walters and Rooney Mara.

British director Sir Ridley Scott will be hoping for his first Bafta win in the director category after being nominated for The Martian. "I have to say as an actor I have been inspired by so many British actors throughout the years".

Collecting the award on her behalf, Room director Lenny Abrahamson said: "Brie, looking for a little bit of something light and nice to do after Room, is wrestling a large gorilla in Australia". DiCaprio won the best actor Bafta award while the film bagged four other trophies at the ceremony last night.

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" snapped up best special visual effects for Chris Corbould, Roger Guyett, Paul Kavanagh and Neal Scanlan. The victor is decided by public vote.

Financial misdeeds movie The Big Short won Best Adapted Screenplay and the Catholic sex abuse film Spotlight won Best Original Screenplay. "Often we have talked about how hard this movie was to make, and it was, but we are so proud", DiCaprio told reporters.

A small group calling for a quota system in nominations protested the event, handing out leaflets on the red carpet that called the television industry "male, pale and stale".