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‘The Revenant’ bags top honours at BAFTA Awards 2016

The RevenantLondon, Feb 15: Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s “The Revenant” dominated this year’s 69th annual British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards by winning four honours, while British filmmaker of Indian origin Asif Kapadia’s “Amy” was named the Best Documentary at the gala here on Sunday.

Leonardo DiCaprio won the Best Actor trophy for “The Revenant”, which was also lauded with the Best Film Award, Best Director Award, Best Cinematography and Best Sound. The awards gala, held here at the Royal Opera House, was hosted by Stephen Fry, and saw the presence of the who’s who of the international movie industry.

Kapadia’s “Amy”, a documentary on the life of singer Amy Winehouse who died in 2011 at a young age of 27, won an honour, and the director said that through his film, he had wanted to show “how intelligent and how witty she was before it all went out of control”.

The event saw Brie Larson being honoured with the Best Leading Actress award for her role in the Canadian-Irish drama “Room”, while “Mad Max: Fury Road” took four awards, including Best Make-up and Hair, Best Editing, Best Costumes and Best Production Design.

“Titanic” star Kate Winslet was presented the Best Supporting Actress Award by Eddie Redmayne. Winslet said that it had been “an extraordinary year for women”.

Among the men, Mark Rylance won the Best Supporting Actor for his role as British-born Soviet agent in India’s Reliance Entertainment-backed “Bridge of Spies”, which had nine nominations. Historical period drama “Brooklyn”, based on Colm Tóibín’s eponymous novel, won the outstanding British film.

“Star Wars” actor John Boyega won the Rising Star Award, which was voted for by the public.

In the Best Animated Feature Film category, “Inside Out” pipped “Minions” and “Shaun The Sheep Movie”. (IANS)

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