2016 BAFTA Awards

2016 BAFTA Awards

February 14, 2016
February 14, 2016


The 69th British Academy Film Awards, more commonly known as the BAFTAs, were held on 14 February 2016 at the Royal Opera House in London, to honour the best British and international contributions to film in 2015.[1] Presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), accolades are handed out for the best feature-length film and documentaries of any nationality screened at British cinemas in 2015.[2]

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 nine each.[3][4] The ceremony was broadcast on BBC One with a two-hour delay[why?]. The ceremony was watched by 4.5 million viewers, down from 4.9 million in 2015 and the lowest television audience since 2010.[5]

Despite leading the field in nominations with nine each, Carol failed to win any awards and Bridge of Spies won just 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 DiCaprio 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.[6]

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Alejandro González Iñárritu
Mexican film director
bornAugust 15, 1963
Mexico City
Brie Larson
Actress and musician
bornOctober 1, 1989
Sacramento, California, U.S.
Leonardo DiCaprio
bornNovember 11, 1974
Los Angeles, California, United States
Kate Winslet
English actress
bornOctober 5, 1975
Reading, Berkshire, England

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Stephen John Fry (born 24 August 1957)[1] is an English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist.

After a troubled childhood and adolescence, during which he was expelled from two schools and spent three months in prison for credit card fraud, he secured a place at Queens' College, Cambridge, where he studied English literature. While at university, Fry became involved with the Cambridge Footlights, where he met his long-time collaborator Hugh Laurie. As half of the comic double act Fry and Laurie, he co-wrote and co-starred in A Bit of Fry & Laurie, and took the role of Jeeves (with Laurie playing Wooster) in Jeeves and Wooster.

Fry's acting roles include a Golden Globe Award–nominated lead performance in the film Wilde, Melchett in the BBC television series Blackadder, the title character in the television series Kingdom, a recurring guest role as Dr. Gordon Wyatt on the crime series Bones, and as Gordon Deitrich in the dystopian thriller V for Vendetta. He has also written and presented several documentary series, including the Emmy Award–winning Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive, which saw him explore his mental illness. He is also the long-time host of the BBC television quiz show QI.

Besides working in television, Fry has contributed columns and articles for newspapers and magazines and written four novels and three volumes of autobiography, Moab Is My Washpot, The Fry Chronicles and More Fool Me. He also appears frequently on BBC Radio 4, starring in the comedy series Absolute Power, being a frequent guest on panel games such as Just a Minute, and acting as chairman for I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, where he was one of a trio of hosts who succeeded the late Humphrey Lyttelton. Fry is also known for his voice-overs, reading all seven of the Harry Potter novels for the UK audiobook recordings, narrating the LittleBigPlanet and Birds of Steel series of video games, as well as an animated series of explanations of the laws of cricket,[6] and a series of animations about Humanism for the British Humanist Association.[7]

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The Revenant is a 2015 American western epic film directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu. The screenplay by Mark L. Smith and Iñárritu is based in part on Michael Punke's novel The Revenant, and is inspired by the experiences of frontiersman and fur trapper Hugh Glass in 1823 Montana and South Dakota. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Glass and co-stars Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, and Will Poulter.[4]

Development began in August 2001, when producer Akiva Goldsman purchased Punke's manuscript. Iñárritu signed on to direct in August 2011, and in April 2014, after several delays due to other projects, Iñárritu confirmed that he was beginning work on The Revenant and that DiCaprio would play the lead role. It is the second collaboration between DiCaprio and Hardy, following Inception. Principal photography began in October 2014; problems with location and crew delayed it from May to August 2015.

The Revenant premiered at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles on December 16, 2015, and had a limited release on December 25, 2015, followed by a wide release on January 8, 2016. The film received praise for DiCaprio and Hardy's performances, Iñárritu's direction, and Lubezki's cinematography. The Revenant won three Golden Globe Awards, and has been nominated for 12 Academy Awards, the most for the 2016 ceremony, including Best Picture, Best Director (Iñárritu), Best Actor (DiCaprio) and Best Supporting Actor (Hardy).


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Best Director Nominees5

Best Leading Actress Nominees5

Best Leading Actor Nominees5

Best Supporting Actress Nominees5

Best Supporting Actor Nominees5

Best Original Screenplay Nominees5

Best Adapted Screenplay Nominees5

Outstanding British Film Nominees6

Best Documentary Nominees4

Best Cinematography Nominees5

Best Original Music Nominees5

Best Sound Nominees5

Best Production Design Nominees5

Best Special Visual Effects Nominees5

Best Costume Design Nominees5

Best Make-Up and Hair Nominees5

Best Editing Nominees5

Best Film Not in the English Language Nominees5

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Royal Opera House
The Royal Opera House is an opera house and major performing arts venue in Covent Garden, central London. The large building is often referred to as simply "Covent Garden", after a previous use of the site of the opera house's original construction in 1732. It is the home of The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet, and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.

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Rebel Wilson Claims She Was Drugged On A Night Out
au.entertainment.yahoo.com  –  March 12, 2016
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Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture leads with 10 nominations at the 2016 BAFTA Games Awards
Warp Zoned  –  March 11, 2016
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture will obviously be competing for “Best Game” at the 2016 BAFTAs, and also for “Best British Game,” “Artistic Achievement,” “Audio Achievement,” “Game Innovation,” “Music,” “Original Property ...
Kate and Leo are together at the Oscars again
Fait-Religieux  –  March 1, 2016
"You know who you are", DiCaprio said. Leo recently walked away with the win for Best Actor at the 2016 BAFTAs and dedicated the win to his mom. "Making The Revenant was about man's relationship to the natural world", he declared. "It is the most urgent ...
Oscars: Kate Winslet reacts as Leonardo DiCaprio finally wins Best Actor award
The Independent  –  February 29, 2016
Winslet recently declared DiCaprio “her closest friend in the world” and he created a “collective aww” backstage at the 2016 Baftas by praising her as “my homegirl”. Their appearances together only serve to endear the pair to the public even more.
Leonardo DiCaprio Adorably Brings His Mom To The Oscars As His Date
Hollywood Life (blog)  –  February 28, 2016
Stream music, completely unlimited and ad-free, RIGHT HERE Leo recently walked away with the win for Best Actor at the 2016 BAFTAs and dedicated the win to his mom. “I would not be standing up here if it wasn’t for this person. I didn’t grow up in a ...
The Revenant and Mad Max big winners at 2016 BAFTAs
The Province  –  February 17, 2016
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The Best and Worst Looks at the 2016 BAFTAs You Need to Know About
The Gloss  –  February 15, 2016
If Alicia Vikander isn’t your awards season fashion crush yet, this leather Louis Vuitton dress should be the piece to sway you. It’s tough yet feminine, and it does not look like every other dress on the red carpet. The dress would have been amazing ...
2016 Baftas: Full list of winners at the 69th British Academy Film Awards
ITV  –  February 15, 2016
American epic The Revenant stole the show at the Baftas with five awards but there was plenty of success for British film-makers too. Kate Winslet collected the best supporting actress award for her role in Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs. Credit: EMPICS ...
The Revenant and Mad Max big winners at 2016 BAFTAs
The Vancouver Sun  –  February 14, 2016
'The Revenant' and 'Mad Max: Fury Road' were the big winners at the 2016 BAFTAs. Leonardo DiCaprio won the Leading Actor award for his role as legendary frontiersman Hugh Glass in the survival movie, while Alejandro G. Inarritu won Best Director and saw ...
2016 BAFTAs Snubs: Daniel Craig, Jennifer Lawrence, Tom Hardy, Helen Mirren and More Actors Shut Out of Awards
E Online  –  January 8, 2016
Nominations for the 68th Annual BAFTA Awards were announced Friday morning, with Bridge of Spies and Carol leading the pack with nine nods each. Many people who were predicted to earn a nomination, like The Danish Girl's Eddie Redmayne and Room's Brie ...

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