The British Academy Film Awards (TV 2016)
The 69th British Academy Film Awards, more commonly known as the BAFTAs, was held on 14 February 2016 at the Royal Opera House in London, to honour the best British and international contributions to film in 2015. Presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), accolades are handed out for the best in feature-length film and documentaries of any nationality, that were screened at British cinemas during 2015. The nominees were announced on 8 January 2016 by Stephen Fry and actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw, with Bridge of Spies and Carol both having the most nominations at 9 each. The ceremony was broadcast on BBC One with a two-hour delay. The ceremony was watched by 4.5 million people, down from 4.9 million viewers in 2015 and the lowest television audience since 2010. Despite leading the field in nominations with nine each, Carol failed to gain any awards and Bridge of Spies won only one; Mark Rylance for Best Supporting Actor. The American film The Revenant won the most awards at the event, winning five including Best Film. Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu won the award for Best Director, Emmanuel Lubezki for Best Cinematography and Leonardo di Caprio won the award for Best Actor. Other winners in the acting categories included Brie Larson, who won Best Actress for her role in Room, and Kate Winslet, who won Best Supporting Actress for her role in Steve Jobs. Mad Max: Fury Road won four BAFTAs in the editing, production design, costume design and makeup and hair categories. Sidney Poitier was awarded the Academy Fellowship for his contribution to cinema.
Hosts: Stephen Fry
BEST FILM: "The Revenant," Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Inarritu, Arnon Milchan, Mary Parent, Keith Redmon
DIRECTOR: "The Revenant," Alejandro G. Inarritu
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: "Spotlight," Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: "The Big Short," Adam McKay, Charles Randolph
LEADING ACTOR: Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Revenant"
LEADING ACTRESS: Brie Larson, "Room"
SUPPORTING ACTOR: Mark Rylance, "Bridge of Spies"
SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Kate Winslet, "Steve Jobs"
ORIGINAL MUSIC: "The Hateful Eight," Ennio Morricone
CINEMATOGRAPHY: "The Revenant," Emmanuel Lubezki
EDITING: "Mad Max: Fury Road," Margaret Sixel
PRODUCTION DESIGN: "Mad Max: Fury Road," Colin Gibson, Lisa Thompson
COSTUME DESIGN: "Mad Max: Fury Road," Jenny Beavan
MAKEUP & HAIR: "Mad Max: Fury Road," Lesley Vanderwalt, Damian Martin
SOUND: "The Revenant," Lon Bender, Chris Duesterdiek, Martin Hernandez, Frank A. Montano, Jon Taylor, Randy Thom
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," Chris Corbould, Roger Guyett, Paul Kavanagh, Neal Scanlan
FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE: "Wild Tales," Damian Szifron
DOCUMENTARY: "Amy," Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees
ANIMATED FILM: "Inside Out," Pete Docter
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM: "Brooklyn," John Crowley, Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey, Nick Hornby
OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER: Naji Abu Nowar (Writer/Director) Rupert Lloyd (Producer) "Theeb"
BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION: "Edmond," Nina Gantz, Emilie Jouffroy
BRITISH SHORT FILM: "Operator," Caroline Bartleet, Rebecca Morgan
THE EE RISING STAR AWARD (VOTED FOR BY THE PUBLIC): John Boyega