Published On: Mon, Feb 15th, 2016

‘The Revenant’ sweeps Britain’s Baftas with 3 top gongs


LONDON: Epic survival tale “The Revenant” took top honours including best film on Sunday at Britain’s Bafta film awards, boosting its status as a favourite for Oscar success later this month.000_DV2221745-680x452

In an appearance that had the audience in stitches, comedian Rebel Wilson joked that the Oscars were “racist” while director Inarritu said the problem was “deeper” than just the Oscars.“It’s a bigger question, it’s a bigger challenge, which is a cultural thing,” he said.Hotly-tipped “Brooklyn”, a love story about a young Irish woman who emigrates to New York, won outstanding British film but lead actress Saoirse Ronan missed out on an award — however she is still in the running for best actress at the Oscars.Mark Rylance won the supporting actor award for “Bridge of Spies”, beating Idris Elba who had been nominated for Netflix civil war story “Beasts of No Nation”.Italy’s composing legend Ennio Morricone picked up an award for original music for his work on Quentin Tarantino’s bloody mystery tale “The Hateful Eight”, making it Morricone’s sixth Bafta in the category.In the documentary category, home-grown British film “Amy” won out over international competition for its in-depth portrayal of singer Amy Winehouse before she was famous and began to struggle with addiction.“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” won an award for special visual effects, while “Inside Out” won in the animated film category.

Here are the winners in the main categories:

Best film: “The Revenant”

Outstanding British film: “Brooklyn”

Best director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Leading actor: Leonardo DiCaprio for “The Revenant”

Leading actress: Brie Larson for “Room”

Supporting actor: Mark Rylance for “Bridge of Spies”

Supporting actress: Kate Winslet for “Steve Jobs”

Rising Star: John Boyega

Original screenplay: “Spotlight”

Adapted screenplay: “The Big Short”

Documentary: “Amy”

Animated Film: “Inside Out”

Film Not in the English Language: “Wild Tales”


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- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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