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Royal Opera House hosts BAFTA film awards 2016

Winners this year included Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and Mark Rylance.

By Rose Slavin (Former Assistant Content Producer)

15 February 2016 at 12.03pm | Comment on this article

Last night, The Royal Opera House hosted the BAFTA film awards 2016.

Some of the film industry’s biggest stars attended the ceremony in Covent Garden, which was hosted by Stephen Fry.

The night’s top winner was Alejandro G. Inarritu’s The Revenant, which won three awards including Best Director, Best Film and Best Actor – the latter in recognition of Leonardo DiCaprio’s performance. Other high-profile winners included Brie Larson, who won the Leading Actress award for her performance in Roomand Mark Rylance as Best Supporting Actor in Steven Spielberg’s Cold War thriller Bridge of Spies.

Kate Winslet won the Supporting Actress award for her role in Steve Jobs while Star Wars actor John Boyega was named the EE Rising Star – an honour voted for by the public which recognizes up and coming talent.

Brooklyn – based on the novel by Irish author Colm Tóibín – was awarded the prize for Outstanding British film.

Read a full list of winners.

On Sunday 3 April, the Royal Opera House will once again roll out the red carpet for the Olivier Awards, which celebrate British theatre.

Watch the full BAFTA Awards ceremony on BBC iPlayer

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