'The Revenant' wins top prize at British Academy Film Awards

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  • The frontier epic "The Revenant" won top honors at the British Academy Film Awards
  • "Mad Max: Fury Road" earned four awards, while "Carol" which had led the nominations, was shut out

(CNN)"The Revenant" emerged as the main victor in an otherwise relatively evenly spread-out BAFTA honors night that saw 14 films emerge with awards.

The film scooped the best film, best director and best actor awards, alongside best sound and best cinematography.
"Mad Max: Fury Road" earned four awards, while "Carol," which had led the nominations, was among the few titles shut out entirely.
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    Stephen Fry was, again, the evening's main host, but the other presenters included Tom Cruise, Idris Elba (who missed out on a best supporting actor to Mark Rylance) and Cuba Gooding Jr.
    There were several comedic digs at the Oscars diversity debate throughout, including ones from Rebel Wilson and Sacha Baron Cohen. The evening also saw Sidney Poitier receive the BFI Fellowship, but the iconic actor was too ill to attend so accepted the award in a video.
    In honor of the evening clashing with Valentine's Day, BAFTA set up a "Kiss Cam," which was aimed at real-life couples, including Fassbender and Vikander, and less likely pairings, such as Maggie Smith and Leonardo DiCaprio.
    "This year, the stars have colluded and collided in such a way to make the BAFTAs coincide with Valentine's Day," said Fry. "Love between two women, love between roman catholic priests ... and... their lawyers."
    Here is the complete winners list:
    Best Film
    "The Revenant"
    Best Actor
    Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Revenant"
    Best Actress
    Brie Larson, "Room"
    Best Director
    Alejandro G. Inarritu, "The Revenant"
    Best Supporting Actor
    Mark Rylance, "Bridge of Spies"
    Best Supporting Actress
    Kate Winslet, "Steve Jobs"
    Best Foreign Film
    "Wild Tales" (Argentina-Spain)
    Best Documentary
    "Amy"
    Best Animated Film
    "Inside Out"
    Best Original Screenplay
    Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, "Spotlight"
    Best Adapted Screenplay
    Adam McKay and Charles Randolph, "The Big Short"
    Best Cinematography
    Emmanuel Lubezki, "The Revenant"
    Best Costume Design
    Jenny Beavan, "Mad Max: Fury Road"
    Best Production Design
    Colin Gibson and Lisa Thompson, "Mad Max: Fury Road"
    Best Special Visual Effects
    Chris Corbould, Roger Guyett, Paul Kavanagh and Neal Scanlan, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"
    Best Sound
    Lon Bender, Chris Duesterdiek, Martin Hernandez, Frank A. Montaño, Jon Taylor and Randy Thom, "The Revenant"
    Best Editing
    Margaret Sixel, "Mad Max: Fury Road"
    Best Make-Up and Hair
    Lesley Vanderwalt and Damian Martin, "Mad Max: Fury Road"
    Outstanding British Film in 2016
    "Brooklyn"
    Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
    Naji Abu Nowar (writer/director) and Rupert Lloyd (producer), "Theeb"