The 69th British Academy Film Awards held on 14 February 2016 in London. It has taken place in Central London at the Royal Opera House. This year the BAFTA awards were conferred for the outstanding performances in films and documentaries screened at British Cinemas in 2015.
The British Academy Film Awards are presented in an annual award show hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). BAFTA was founded in 1947 as The British Film Academy, by David Lean, Alexander Korda, Carol Reed, CharlesI Laughton, Roger Manvell and others. In 1958, the Academy merged with The Guild of Television Producers and Directors to form The Society of Film and Television, which eventually became The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 1976. BAFTA is supported by a membership of about 6,000 people from the film, television and video game industries.
The Revenant’ scooped the best film, best actor and best director awards at the 69th edition of the biggest film awards outside the U.S.
The other award of BAFTA’s are as follow :
Outstanding British Film: Brooklyn.
Best Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu (The Revenant).
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant).
Best Actress: Brie Larson (Room).
Best Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies).
Best Supporting Actress: Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs).
Best Original Screenplay: Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer (Spotlight).
Best Adapted Screenplay: Adam McKay and Charles Randolph (The Big Short).
Best Editing: Margaret Sixel (Mad Max: Fury Road).
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki (The Revenant).
Best Production Design: Mad Max: Fury Road.
Best Costume Design: Jenny Beavan (Mad Max: Fury Road).
Best Original Music: Ennio Morricone (The Hateful Eight).
Best Makeup and Hair: Damian Martin and Lesley Vanderwalt (Mad Max: Fury Road).
Best Sound: The Revenant.
Best Visual Effects: Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Best Film Not in the English Language: Wild Tales (Argentina).
Best Animated Film: Inside Out.
Best British Short Film: Edmond.
The EE Rising Star Award: John Boyega.
Most awards: The Revenant (5 wins). Most nominations: Bridge of Spies and Carol (9 nominations each).
So lets discuss some questions related to this article which can be asked in the upcoming exams :
1. Expand the term BAFTA ?
2. Where is the headquarter of BAFTA ?
3. Which movie have won the maximum awards ?