Winners

Best Original Screenplay

Spotlight

This gripping dramatisation of The Boston Globe’s investigation into child abuse in the Catholic Church stars Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo. The film’s down-the-line style is clearly inspired by another journalistic classic, 1976 Oscar-winner All The President’s Men.

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Big Short

A portrait of the "weirdos" who profited from the 2008 financial collapse, based on the bestselling book by Michael Lewis. 

Best Supporting Actress

Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl

The Swedish actress was the breakout star of 2015 thanks to star turns in Ex Machina, Testament of Youth, The Man from UNCLE and this Tom Hooper-directed biopic. She played Gerda Wegener, an artist from Copenhagen whose husband is Lili Elbe, one of the first people to undergo sex reassignment surgery.

Best Costume Design

Mad Max: Fury Road (Jenny Beavan)

In George Miller’s antipodean dystopia, water is scarce and petrol is king. This long-awaited follow-up to his classic Eighties action/sci-fi trilogy stars Tom Hardy as the grizzled Max, but Charlize Theron steals the show as one-armed truck driver Imperator Furiosa.

Best Production Design

Mad Max: Fury Road

 

Best Make-up and Hairstyling

Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Cinematography

The Revenant

In this gritty period endurance drama, which picked up Best Picture awards at both the Baftas and the Golden Globes, Leonardo DiCaprio plays a 19th century fur-trapper lost in a frozen wilderness.

Best Film Editing

Mad Max: Fury Road

 

Best Sound Editing

Mad Max : Fury Road

Best Sound Mixing

Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Visual Effects

Ex Machina

Best Animated Short Film

Bear Story

Best Animated Feature Film

The characters from Pixar's Inside Out

Inside Out

Set inside the mind of a 11-year-old girl, Pixar’s emotional coming-of-age drama reduced even the toughest critics to tears. Amy Poehler voices the personification of Joy, alongside Mindy Kaling’s Disgust. Read our review of Inside Out

Best Supporting Actor

Mark Rylance and Tom Hanks in Bridge of Spies  Photo: DreamWorks/20th Century Fox

Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies

The renowned thesp was a mesmerising presence as the soft-spoken, inscrutable Russian spy defended by Tom Hanks in Steven Spielberg’s Cold War drama.

Best Documentary Short

A Girl in the River: the Price of Forgiveness

Best Documentary Feature

Amy

Best Live Action Short Film

Stutterer

Best Foreign Language Film

Son of Saul

Best Original Score

The Hateful Eight

Best Original Song

Writings On The Wall - Spectre

Best Director

Alejandro González Iñárritu directing Leonardo DiCaprio on the set of The Revenant

Alejandro González Iñárritu – The Revenant

Iñárritu, who won a Best Director Oscar in 2014 with Birdman, went more than $70 million over budget while shooting this frost-bitten period survival drama. To capture the film’s brutal landscape, he insisted on only filming in natural light.

Best Actress

Brie Larson – Room

Jacob Tremblay and Brie Larson in Room

Rising indie queen Brie Larson plays a woman kidnapped and forced to raise her child in a single room, in this adaptation of the best-selling novel by Emma Donoghue. Larson took home Best Actress awards from the Golden Globes and Baftas earlier this year.

 Best Actor

Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant

Playing a 19th-century huntsman, he endured punishing sub-zero temperatures and ate raw buffalo liver while shooting the film. He's already been rewarded for his efforts, having scooped up Best Actor trophies at this year's Baftas and Golden Globes.

Best Picture

Spotlight

Michael Keaton, Liev Schreiber, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, John Slattery and Brian d'Arcy James in Spotlight

This gripping dramatisation of The Boston Globe’s investigation into child abuse in the Catholic Church stars Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo. The film’s down-the-line style is clearly inspired by another journalistic classic, 1976 Oscar-winner All The President’s Men.

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