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Revenant wins big at 2016 BAFTAs


Battle scene featuring Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant. Photo credit: 20th Century Fox.

The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy has scooped up many of the awards in the major categories at the BAFTAs this evening. The film took best director, best picture, best sound, best cinematography and best actor for Leonardo DiCaprio.

The BAFTAs, one of the most prestigious awards ceremony ahead of the Academy Awards, honoured Alejandro González Iñárritu’s the Revenant with five big awards at the ceremony this evening.

The film, based on true events, focuses on a wilderness survival tale with Leonardo DiCaprio starring as the main character Hugh Glass. DiCaprio’s harrowing portrayal of the character was rewarded with a best actor award and with The Telegraph calling it his “beautiful endurance test” they predict that he could be in line for a big win at the Oscars.


This is Leonardo DiCaprio’s FIRST win at BAFTA after four nominations. #EEBAFTAs

— AwardsWatch (@awards_watch) February 14, 2016


Other films that gained success at tonight’s awards were Mad Max: Fury Road which took home best editing, best costume design, best production design and best makeup and hair. Whilst Star Wars: The Force Awakens was awarded best special effects with main actor John Boyega winning the rising star award.

The Revenant has certainly kicked off the awards season with a strong lead and with the Academy Awards set to take place on February 28th and a number of big nominations under it’s belt, it could be set to win many more…

Watch the trailer here: