Leonardo DiCaprio wins BAFTA Best Actor award

Leonardo DiCaprio won the Leading Actor award at the 2016 BAFTAs while Brie Larson picked home the Leading Actress gong for 'Room'.

Leonardo DiCaprio wins BAFTA Best Actor award

Leonardo DiCaprio and Brie Larson took home the top acting honours at the 2016 BAFTAs on Sunday (14.02.16).

The pair have continued their march towards Oscars glory, with Leonardo awarded the Leading Actor gong for 'The Revenant' while Brie won in the Leading Actress category for 'Room'.

It was a big night for 'The Revenant' as Alejandro G. Inarritu won Best Director and the movie won awards for Best Film, Sound and Cinematography.

Meanwhile, Kate Winslet was awarded the prize for Best Supporting Actress for 'Steve Jobs' while Mark Rylance picked up the Best Supporting Actor gong for 'Bridge of Spies'.

Other notable winners included 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' actor John Boyega, who beat off competition from Taron Egerton, Dakota Johnson, Bel Powley and Brie Larson to take home the EE Rising Star award, the only gong voted for by the public.

'Brooklyn' - which was co-financed by the BBC - was awarded the Outstanding British Film award while 'Amy', based on the life of the late Amy Winehouse, won Best Documentary.

'Inside Out' took the Best Animated Film award while 'The Big Short' and 'Spotlight' won Adapted and Original Screenplay respectively.

The 2016 BAFTAs were held at London's Royal Opera House in Covent Garden for the 10th year in a row and hosted by Stephen Fry.

2016 BAFTA Winners

Film

'The Revenant'

Director

Alejandro G. Inarritu 'The Revenant'

Leading Actress

Brie Larson 'Room'

Leading Actor

Leonardo DiCaprio 'The Revenant'

Supporting Actress

Kate Winslet 'Steve Jobs'

Supporting Actor

Mark Rylance 'Bridge of Spies'

EE Rising Star

John Boyega

Outstanding British Film

'Brooklyn'

Special Visual Effects

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Film Not in the English Language

'Wild Tales'

Sound

'The Revenant'

Fellowship in 2016

Sir Sidney Poitier

Editing

'Mad Max: Fury Road'

Production Design

'Mad Max: Fury Road'

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

Naji Abu Nowar, Rupert Lloyd 'Theeb'

Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema

'Angels Costumes'

Costume Design

'Mad Max: Fury Road'

Original Screenplay

'Spotlight'

Cinematography

'The Revenant'

Original Music

'The Hateful Eight'

British Short Film

'Operator'

Make-up and Hair

'Mad Max: Fury Road'

British Short Animation

'Edmond'

Animated Film

'Inside Out'

Adapted Screenplay

'The Big Short'

Documentary

'Amy'

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