‘The Revenant’ wins best film at Baftas 2016

London, Feb 15 (IANS) Leonardo DiCaprio starrer “The Revenant” dominated this year’s Baftas, with the wilderness drama named best film and DiCaprio winning best actor at the ceremony held here at Royal Opera House on Sunday, a media report said.

Alejandro G Inarritu, who won best director for the film, described the win as “overwhelming”, BBC reported. He said DiCaprio’s “talent and commitment” to the “risky project” had “kept the film breathing”.

The 41-year-old Titanic actor, who was presented the award by Tom Cruise, plays fur-trapper Hugh Glass in the film. He said he was “humbled and honoured” and used the occasion to wish his mother a happy birthday.

Brie Larson won the best leading actress award for her role in the Canadian-Irish drama “Room”.

“Mad Max: Fury Road” took four awards: for make-up and hair, editing, costumes and production design.

Kate Winslet was presented with best supporting actress award by Eddie Redmayne. Winslet said that it had been “an extraordinary year for women”.

Mark Rylance won best supporting actor for his role as British-born Soviet agent in “Bridge of Spies”, which had nine nominations.

Historical period drama “Brooklyn”, which is based on Colm Tóibín’s novel of the same name, won the outstanding British film.

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

Best documentary went to Amy Winehouse documentary “Amy”, about the singer who died in 2011. Director Asif Kapadia said he had wanted to show “how intelligent and how witty she was before it all went out of control”.

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