The 2016 EE BAFTAs: All You Need To Know | Film News

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The 2016 EE BAFTAs: All You Need To Know | Film News



Stephen Fry made a rude joke about one of Britain’s finest costume designers, Rebel Wilson was hilarious, the overrated Tom Cruise appeared at the end to steal some thunder, and The Revenant won everything.


Firstly, it is time for some fresh blood presenter wise. Stephen Fry is obviously intelligent but rather boring after 11 years of hosting. It would be good to mix things up, a double act perhaps. The likes of Amy Poehler and Tina Fey spring to mind. A British equivalent would be refreshing to see at the next BAFTAs.


Fry has recently quit Twitter for the THIRD time due to criticism he received for his ‘bag lady’ comment about costume designer Jenny Beavan. Whether they are friends or not (as Fry claims) it was a misjudged remark. To discuss someone’s appearance in the way he did, in front of millions of people was not a great move. This kind of comment may not have sounded so pretentious if it was coming from someone else, who does not sound as upper class as Fry.


So, the ones who walked away with a golden mask. It comes as no surprise that The Revenant dominated in its various categories. Here are the main awards:


Film: The Revenant
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu (The Revenant)
Actress: Brie Larson (Room)
Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)
S. Actress: Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)
S. Actor: Mark Rylance (Bridge Of Spies)


It is fair to say the other actors in the ‘Best Actor’ category were fairly certain they wouldn’t be walking away with a BAFTA. It’s one of those years where everyone knows who will win, I suspect The Oscars will be the same. The ‘Best Actress’ category was less definite but again, fairly obvious Brie Larson would win, and rightly so. An excellent and memorable film.


Saoirse Ronan would also have been a worthy winner. It was great to see Brooklyn winning the Best British Film category. Less predictable is the Supporting category. Mark Rylance was chilling and mysterious as a Russian Spy in Bridge of Spies, and a more surprising film to be nominated in quite a few categories. Not only for the BAFTAs, but Oscars also.


As for Rebel Wilson, without a doubt the best introduction to a category. It is hard to make people laugh in the short amount of time presenters have, and so many fail at doing so. Her dead pan delivery was well received. Future presenters, take note.


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