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

By Troy Nankervis

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.


“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

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

Best Costume Design
Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Documentary

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

Best British Short Animation

Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema
Angels Costumes

EE Rising Star
John Boyega