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Sunday, 14 February 2016

Awards Season 2015: WGA and BAFTA Winners

We're on the home straight with Awards Season 2016 - just one more weekend to go. However, this weekend has seen two sets of awards handed out.


The Writers' Guild Awards were handed out on Saturday 13th February. The film winners were:

Original Screenplay: Spotlight

Adapted Screenplay: The Big Short

Documentary Screenplay: Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief

Both Spotlight and The Big Short are nominated in their respective categories for the Oscars so that bodes well for them (however, I would much prefer Carol to win the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar as my main issues with The Big Short stem from the script). Alex Gibney's documentary about Scientology didn't make the cut for the Best Documentary Feature Oscar- wonder why?- but it's still interesting to see it being acknowledged.


Tonight (Sunday 14th February), at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the 69th British Academy Film Awards were given out in a star-studded ceremony hosted for the eleventh time by Stephen Fry. Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Stephen Spielberg, Julie Walters, Michael Fassbender, Maggie Smith, Benicio del Toro, Eddie Redmayne, Idris Elba and Bryan Cranston were among some of the stars in attendance to celebrate the best in film.

Here's a full list of BAFTA winners:

Best Film: The Revenant

Outstanding British Film: Brooklyn

Leading Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)

Leading Actress: Brie Larson (Room)

Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance (Bridge Of Spies)

Supporting Actress: Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs)

Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (The Revenant)

Original Screenplay: Spotlight

Adapted Screenplay: The Big Short

Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer: Naji Abu Nowar and Riper Lloyd (writer/director and producer of Theeb)

Animated Film: Inside Out

Documentary: Amy

Film Not In The English Language: Wild Tales

Cinematography: The Revenant

Costume Design: Mad Max: Fury Road

Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road

Make Up And Hair: Mad Max: Fury Road

Original Music: The Hateful Eight

Production Design: Mad Max: Fury Road

Sound: The Revenant

Special Visual Effects: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Short Animation: Edmond

Short Film: Operator

Rising Star: John Boyega

Outstanding British Contribution To Cinema: Angels Costumes

BAFTA Fellowship: Sidney Poitier

The Revenant was the night's big winner with five BAFTAs, with Mad Max: Fury Road closely behind on four.

So, assuming Ghostbusters is wrong and the world doesn't end tonight, there's one final weekend of Awards Seasons frippery to go this year- that's in two weekends' time when the Film Independent Spirit Awards and the Razzies will be handed out on Saturday 27th February and then- the big kahuna - the 88th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday 28th February.

We're almost there, people. Almost there.


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