BAFTAs 2016: 'The Revenant' Wins Best Picture

The BAFTA Awards were held on Sunday at London's Royal Opera House

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The Revenant, one of this awards season’s critical darlings, won best picture at the EE British Academy Film Awards on Sunday during the ceremony at London’s Royal Opera House.

Facing off against other nominees like The Big Short, and Spotlight, The Revenant, which stars best actor winner Leonardo DiCaprio and best director winner Alejandro Gonz lez I rritu, ultimately came out on top. The film ultimately won a total of 5 awards at the BAFTAs.

Ahead of the Academy Awards on Feb. 28, the cards are now in anyone’s favor. The Revenant won for best motion picture, drama, at the the Golden Globes, but Spotlight nabbed the SAG Awards best ensemble trophy.

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The BAFTAs also aren’t necessarily a predictor for the Oscars. Last year, Boyhood won the evening’s most coveted prize but later fell to Birdman at the Academy Awards.

The BAFTA awards will be broadcast on the BBC on Sunday, Feb. 14.

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