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2015 - Awards Season: BAFTA - Winners - Revenant and Mad Max Lead the Way

February 15th, 2016

The Revenant

The BAFTA awards were handed out over the weekend. There were two main winners, The Revenant, which won most of its five awards in the high-prestige categories, and Mad Max: Fury Road, which earn all four of its awards in technical categories. It appears the Oscars will be very similar in that breakdown.

The categories and awards are...

Best Film

Best Director

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Best Original Screenplay

Best Adapted Screenplay

Best Cinematography

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

Outstanding British Film

Best Documentary

Best Original Music

Best Sound

Best Production Design

Best Special Visual Effects

Best Costume Design

Best Makeup and Hair

Best Editing

Best Film Not in the English Language

Best Animated Film

Best Short Animation

  • Edmond
Best Short Film

  • Operator
EE Rising Star Award

Notes and Reactions...

  • The Revenant won the most prestigious awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. I think in ten years most people will think this was an oversight and that the voters rewarded the movie for how difficult the shoot was and not how good the final product was. On the other hand, I still hope Leonardo DiCaprio finally wins an Oscar. He really has no competition.
  • Mad Max: Fury Road came in second place with four wins, all in technical categories. I think it will have a similar run on Oscar night.
  • On the other hand, Bridge of Spies only earned one win and Carol was shut out, despite earning two nominations each.
  • Ex Machina also got shut out, which is more disappointing to me, because it clearly deserved at least two wins (Best British Film and Best Film by a British Newcomer), while Alicia Vikander should have won for Best Supporting Actress. (Kate Winslet was the safe choice, not the best choice.)
  • Inside Out winning for Best Feature-Length Animated Film was the least surprising event of the night.
  • Likewise, Amy's win wasn't a surprise and it is the favorite to win the Best Feature-Length Documentary Oscar.
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    Filed under: Awards Season, Mad Max: Fury Road, Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens, Inside Out, Bridge of Spies, Ex Machina, The Revenant, The Hateful Eight, Spotlight, Steve Jobs, Room, Brooklyn, The Big Short, Amy, Carol, Theeb, Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Brie Larson, Thomas McCarthy, Adam McKay, Mark Rylance, Ennio Morricone, Charles Randolph, Alicia Vikander, John Boyega, Emmanuel Lubezki, Josh Singer, Naji Abu Nowar, Rupert Lloyd