2016 BAFTAs: ‘The Revenant’ and Leonardo DiCaprio Win Big, Brie Larson Wins Another Best Actress Trophy

Is an Oscar in Leo’s future?

It was a huge night for The Revenant, as Leonardo DiCaprio’s performance as a vengeful frontiersman finally won him a best actor British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award.

DiCaprio had been here three times previously, losing for The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street.

The actor used his speech to wish his mother a happy birthday and thank her for supporting him as a child.

“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,” he said.

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“I’m shocked and amazed, honored,” he said of the award. “To tell you the truth none of this was expected.”

DiCaprio got a treat during the awards last night (Feb. 14, 2016), he got to kiss Dame Maggie Smith on the Kiss Cam!

The epic film, which is based the story of fur-trapper Hugh Glass’ recovery from a bear attack, scooped five awards, including best film, best cinematography and best sound.

The film’s director Alejandro González Iñárritu, also won best director, said its BAFTA success was “overwhelming.”

Actress Brie Larson, who was absent filming King Kong in Australia, for her astonishing performance as an imprisoned mother in Room. She won from a list that also had Alicia Vikander, Cate Blanchett, Maggie Smith and Saoirse Ronan.

Kate Winslet won her third Bafta – after Sense and Sensibility and The Reader – for her role as Apple marketing executive Joanna Hoffman in Steve Jobs.

Winslet dedicated the prize to “all those young women who doubt themselves,” recalling that she once had been told to go for “the fat-girl parts. “Look at me now!” Winslet said.

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Mark Rylance won his first film BAFTA, best supporting actor for his performance as a Russian spy in Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies.

George Miller’s dystopian thrill ride Mad Max: Fury Road took four prizes: editing, production design, costume design, and hair and makeup.

Below is the full list of 2016 BAFTA winners:

Best Film

Winner: The Revenant

Best Actor

Winner: Leonardo DiCaprio

Best Actress

Winner: Brie Larson

Best Director

Winner: Alejandro González Iñárritu

Outstanding British Film

Winner: Brooklyn

Best Supporting Actor

Winner: Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Best Supporting Actress

Winner: Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Best Adapted Screenplay

Winner: The Big Short

Best Animated Film

Winner: Inside Out

Best Make-Up and Hair

Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Original Music

Winner: The Hateful Eight

Best Cinematography

Winner: The Revenant

Best Original Screenplay

Winner: Spotlight

Best Costume Design

Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Documentary

Winner: Amy

Best Production Design

Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Editing

Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Sound

Winner: The Revenant

Best Film Not in the English Language

Winner: Wild Tales

Best Special Effects

Winner: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Fellowship Award

Winner: Sir Sidney Poitier

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

Winner: Naji Abu Nowar, Rupert Lloyd, Theeb

Best British Short Film

Winner: Operator

Best British Short Animation

Winner: Edmond

Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema

Winner: Angels Costumes

EE Rising Star

Winner: John Boyega