The EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) were held earlier this week, with some of the industry’s top actresses and actors taking home the prestigious gongs for their hard work.
Actor, comedian and writer Stephen Fry presented the event on Sunday (February 14th) at the Royal Opera House, which saw The Revenant sweep the board, taking home five awards that night.
Budding actors and actresses attending theatre classes in London are sure to be mesmerised with the movie’s leading actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who played the role of a frontiersman in the 1820s fighting for survival in freezing conditions after being left for dead following a bear attack.
The academy also must have been impressed by his portrayal, as DiCaprio was given the Leading Actor award for his role. The visually impressive flick also won the Best Film, Director, Cinematography and Sound gongs.
Other winners of the night included Brie Larson for Leading Actress for the movie Room, following her role as a captive who escapes after several years.
Brit Kate Winslet won the award for Supporting Actress in the flick Steve Jobs, based on the life of the Apple founder.
The Bridge of Spies’ Mark Rylance received the accolade for Supporting Actor, with his gong accepted by director Steven Spielberg in his absence.
Film critics might be looking closely at the BAFTA winners now, as the award show is often an indication of what will happen at the Oscars later this month. Taking place on February 28th, the Academy Awards is the most prestigious event in the film industry and receiving a golden statue is regarded as the highest honour.
Leonardo DiCaprio may finally walk home with an Oscar this year, after being nominated four times for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, and once for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and never winning an award.