The Revenant

and

Mad Max: Fury Road

were the big winners at the 2016 BAFTAs.

Leonardo DiCaprio won the Leading Actor award for his role as legendary frontiersman Hugh Glass in the survival movie, while Alejandro G. Inarritu won Best Director and saw his movie also triumph in the Film, Sound and Cinematography categories.

Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, left, actor Leonardo Di Caprio, right, with the Best Film and Best Actor award for the film The Revenant presented by actor Tom Cruise, centre. Photo / AP
Director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, left, actor Leonardo Di Caprio, right, with the Best Film and Best Actor award for the film The Revenant presented by actor Tom Cruise, centre. Photo / AP
Mad Max: Fury Road

also won a number of awards, including Editing, Production Design, Costume Design and Make-up and Hair.

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Along with Leonardo's win for Leading Actor, the acting categories also saw Brie Larson take home the Leading Actress award for Room with Kate Winslet picking up Best Supporting Actress for Steve Jobs and Mark Rylance taking home the Best Supporting Actor gong for Bridge of Spies.

Rising Star winner John Boyega at the BAFTA 2016 film awards. Photo / AP
Rising Star winner John Boyega at the BAFTA 2016 film awards. Photo / AP

Other notable winners included

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

actor John Boyega, who beat off competition from Taron Egerton, Dakota Johnson, Bel Powley and Brie Larson to take home the EE Rising Star award, the only gong voted for by the public.

Brooklyn - which was co-financed by the BBC - was awarded the Outstanding British Film award while Amy, based on the life of the late Amy Winehouse, won Best Documentary.

Inside Out took the Best Animated Film award while The Big Short and Spotlight won Adapted and Original Screenplay respectively.

The 2016 BAFTAs were held at London's Royal Opera House in Covent Garden for the 10th year in a row and hosted by Stephen Fry.

2016 BAFTA Winners

Film
The Revenant

Director
Alejandro G. Inarritu The Revenant

Leading Actress
Brie Larson Room

Leading Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio The Revenant

Supporting Actress
Kate Winslet Steve Jobs

Supporting Actor
Mark Rylance Bridge of Spies

EE Rising Star
John Boyega

Outstanding British Film
Brooklyn

Special Visual Effects
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Film Not in the English Language
Wild Tales

Sound
The Revenant

Fellowship in 2016
Sir Sidney Poitier

Editing
Mad Max: Fury Road

Production Design
Mad Max: Fury Road

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
Naji Abu Nowar, Rupert Lloyd Theeb

Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema
Angels Costumes

Costume Design
Mad Max: Fury Road

Original Screenplay
Spotlight

Cinematography
The Revenant

Original Music
The Hateful Eight

British Short Film
Operator

Make-up and Hair
Mad Max: Fury Road

British Short Animation
Edmond

Animated Film
Inside Out

Adapted Screenplay
The Big Short

Documentary
Amy

- Bang! Showbiz