'The Revenant' wins best film at Baftas 2016

'The Revenant' wins best film at Baftas 2016

"Carol" failed to register a win despite nine nods.

Wilderness drama The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, has dominated this year's Baftas. "I grew up in a very rough neighborhood in East Los Angeles and this woman drove me three hours a day to a different school to show me a different opportunity".

The Telegraph noted: "Here's the unexpected lesson of this year's Bafta Film Awards: the industry and the public are more closely in sync than you'd think", wrote Robbie Collin. Brie Larson won the best actress for "Room". "WHITE actress are", Baron Cohen said, before host Stephen Fry interrupted him.

BAFTA 2016 is easily one of our favourite awards ceremonies. Her previous wins were for "Sense and Sensibility" and "The Reader".

Kate, 40, beat off stiff competition from Rooney Mara, Julie Walters, Alicia Vikander and Jennifer Jason Leigh to take home the award on Sunday, and taking to the stage, she recounted how she was told at the age of 14 to settle for the "fat girl parts".

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"Look at me now", she said, as if the old drama teacher was standing in the crowd of reporters. Kate Winslet won her third BAFTA this year for Best Supporting Actress for "Steve Jobs". Irish emigrant saga "Brooklyn" was named best British film, a distinct category, while the documentary prize went to "Amy, " a powerful portrait of the rise and fall of singer Amy Winehouse.

Winning director Alejandro G Inarritu wished his wife a happy anniversary and described the win as "overwhelming".

"This is pretty cold, this whole experience", DiCaprio said when asked about Titanic and Revenant shooting experiences at the Bafta red carpet.

DiCaprio, who played Hugh Glass in the film, said in a statement that he had been humbled and honored, adding that he had praised the influence of the British actors on his acting career.

Leonardo DiCaprio's "The Revenant" was nominated for best film, while "The Martian" and "Mad Max: Fury Road" were nominated in the category as well. They're both favored to win Oscar gold so as long as they continue to sit near each other and joyfully embrace after every win, then we have no reason to let go of a (platonic) Hollywood love story that started nearly 30 years ago. Naji Abu Nowar became the victor for outstanding debut by a British writer. "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" won the BAFTA for visual effects.