(from the Hollywood Reporter, 2/14.)
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.
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 Jnr. 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."
See the winners list below.