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BAFTAs 2016 | ‘Carol’ and ‘The Danish Girl’ fail to pick up awards despite 14 nominations

2016-02-15
Last night’s BAFTAs were an all-round celebration of The Revenant, which overshadowing LGBT films The Danish Girl and Carol, which both failed to collect a gong despite picking up five and nine nominations respectively. While nominated for his role as former transgender artist Einar Wegener, Eddie Redmayne lost out on the Best Leading Actor award to DiCaprio’s physically gruelling performance in survival drama The Revenant, which was also named Best Film and picked up Best Director for Alejandro G Inarritu. Brie Larson also took out the Best Leading actress for her role as a kidnapped mother in Room, beating Cate Blanchett for Carol and Alicia Vikander for The Danish Girl. Alongside Australian comedian Rebel Wilson, long-time Baftas host Stephen Fry courted controversy after calling Best Costume Designer winner Jenny Beaven a “bag lady” for accepting her award dressed in a leather jacket, baggy trousers and a white shirt. The 58-year-old has been forced to delete his Twitter account after quipping, “only one of the great cinematic costume designers would come to the awards ceremony dressed like a bag lady”. After losing his cool, Fry defended his joke with a series of now-deleted tweets, reports Daily Mail. bafta-ceremony-fry_3574835b “So just a word to the tragic figures who think calling Jenny Bevan a bag lady was an insult. She's a dear friend and she got it. Derrr,” he wrote. “Will all you sanctimonious f***ers f*** the f*** off Jenny Beavan is a friend and joshing is legitimate. Christ I want to leave the planet.” While at the BAFTAs after party, Fry all copped backlash for tweeting an image that was tagged 'Jenny Baglady Beavan and Stephen Outrageous Misogynist Swine Fry”. The complete winners list for the 2016 BAFTAs are: Best Film The Revenant Best Actor Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant) Best Actress Brie Larson (Room) Best Director Alejandro González Iñárritu (The Revenant) Outstanding British Film Brooklyn Best Supporting Actor Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies Best Supporting Actress Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs) Best Adapted Screenplay The Big Short Best Animated Film Inside Out Best Make-Up and Hair Mad Max: Fury Road Best Original Music The Hateful Eight Best Cinematography The Revenant Best Original Screenplay Spotlight Best Costume Design Mad Max: Fury Road Best Documentary Amy Best Production Design Mad Max: Fury Road Best Editing Mad Max: Fury Road Best Sound The Revenant Best Film Not in the English Language Wild Tales Best Special Effects Star Wars: The Force Awakens Fellowship Award Sir Sidney Poitier Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer Naji Abu Nowar, Rupert Lloyd (Theeb) Best British Short Film Operator Best British Short Animation Edmond Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Angels Costumes EE Rising Star John Boyega