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Summary

  1. The Revenant dominates with five awards including best film and best director
  2. Leonardo DiCaprio wins best actor
  3. Room star Brie Larson wins best actress
  4. British wins for Kate Winslet and Mark Rylance

Live Reporting

By Victoria Lindrea and Keily Smith

All times stated are UK

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That's all, folks!

So that concludes our live coverage of this year's Baftas.

It was an evening short on surprises and long on thank yous, and we're feeling the lack of champagne here in the office - but at least no one has called us a bag lady!

We leave you with highlights from across this evening's ceremony.

Until next year...

Wilderness drama The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, has dominated this year's Bafta

Winslet recalls 'fat girl' remarks

Kate Winslet, who won her third Bafta on Sunday, revealed in the press room that a drama teacher once told her she might have to "settle for the fat girl parts".

Kate Winslet
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When I was younger, when I was 14, I was told by a drama teacher that I might do OK if I was happy to settle for the fat girl parts.

So what always feel in these moments, is that any young woman who has ever been put down by a teacher, by a friend, by even a parents, just don’t listen to any of it, because that’s what I did – I kept on going and I overcame my fears and got over my insecurities

Kate Winslet

Fry hits back at 'bag lady' critics

Stephen Fry is a little incensed that people took his comments about Jenny Beavan seriously. Tweeting immediately after the show, he explained that they were in fact good friends and she would have taken it in good humour. Some of his tweets are just too profane to repeat!

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DiCaprio's Oscar chances? Let the voters decide.

DiCaprio, now the surefire favourite to walk away with his first best actor Academy Award at the end of this month, said winning an Oscar was "absolutely beyond my control".

I can't say we didn't put everything on the table creatively as an entire team in making this movie, so you know, it's up to the world now, and voters to decide

But I'm really happy to be a part of a film like this, because I think that it's a genre, the epic sort of art house film is something that is basically becoming extinct in our industry... So I'm just happy that more people are going to hopefully finance films like this in future. That's my hope anyway

Best of British

The goodie bag. 

Apparently it takes 10 days to manufacture each nominee gift bag. They cost £1,800 each and among the goodies are a fountain pen, a tin of tea and some squash (sorry, "cordial")

Who says the Brits can't do glamour?!

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To bag, or not to bag

Not much love for Stephen Fry's 'bag lady' comment after Jenny Beavan collected her costume design award in a leather jacket... 

And not much love for Mr Fry's outfit either.

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Quote of the night

Perhaps the funniest turn came, not from the host, nor from the winners, but from actress Rebel Wilson, as she introduced the best supporting actor award:

Rebel Wilson
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I have never been invited to the Oscars, because as you know they are racists, but the Baftas have diverse members and that’s what we all want to see in life… diverse members.

It's not over yet...

So now the serious bit is over, and - at Stephen Fry's bidding - guests at the Bafta ceremony have been urged to join him "eating and drinking like a wild, revelling warthog".

But we'll be staying put for a wee while, to bring you all the backstage news and catch up on the best bits of the ceremony.

The thank yous keep coming

Clearly, Bafta has yet to deploy the Academy latest tactic, which this year will see them run a list of previously chosen thank yous on the screen behind when the winner collects their gong - so as to avoid the endless list of gratitude. 

It might be a thought - Alejandro has told himself to shut up!

Shout out to British actors from Inarritu

Picking up the best film Bafta for The Revenant, director Alejandro G Inarritu gave a special shout-out to the Brits.

"The tradition of filmmaking here is amazing. My father's favourite actors were British. He was always telling me "that's acting acting, not acting... "

Big three for The Revenant

So The Revenant has clinched three of the big four. And let's face, it there weren't really any girls in it to win the best actress award - although we're not sure what sex the bear was!

BreakingBest film - The Revenant

The Revenant
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A special birthday present for Leo's mum

A poorly Julianne Moore presented the best actor award, despite having laryngitis.

Picking up his first Bafta, Di Caprio said he was "humbled and honoured".

"I have to say as an actor I have been so influenced by so many British actors throughout the years," he said, citing Tom Courtenay, Gary Oldman and Daniel Day Lewis

"I want to thank one particular British actor and that was my partner in this process - Tom Hardy.  I want to thank you for your fierce loyalty as a collaborator and as a friend."

He paid tribute to all the cast and director Inarritu, but reserved some special words for his mother:

"I didn't grow up in a life of privilege and this woman drove me three hours a day to a different school to show me a different opportunity. It's her birthday today - Mum, I love you very much."

Alejandro G Inarritu and Leonardo DiCaprio
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Surprise! It's Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise and Leonardo DiCaprio
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Kept well under wraps, Tom Cruise swept in at the end of the ceremony to present the best film award. 

BreakingBest actor - Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)

Leonardo DiCaprio
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BreakingBest actress - Brie Larson (Room)

The Room actress - now hot favourite to win the best actress Oscar - was not in London to pick up her Bafta on Sunday.

Receiving the award on her behalf, director Lenny Abrahamson said Larson was filming overseas:  "Brie, looking for a little bit of something light and nice to do after Room, is wrestling a large gorilla in Australia."

Brie Larson
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Inarritu dedicates Bafta to his wife

Alejandro G Inarritu
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"Thank you it's a true honour, especially to be nominated with such amazing directors. 

"This award comes with remarkable British punctuality - I want to celebrate, to share and to dedicate it to my wife. Tomorrow we will be celebrating our 24th anniversary together. That's what I call heroism, endurance and a love survivor!"

The director, who missed out on the award last year - but picked up the Oscar, thanked his leading man DiCaprio: "Leonardo - your talent and your commitment kept this film breathing".

He added: "I would not be here without people around the world who made this film possible, and I would like to thank the Native American cast - who allowed us to shoot in their lands." 

BreakingBest director - Alejandro G Inarritu, The Revenant

Sidney Poitier receives his Fellowship

Sidney Poitier gave an emotional speech on receiving the Bafta fellowship.

The veteran actor was unable to travel due to ill health, but was presented with his Bafta by Jamie Foxx at his home in Los Angeles.

"Thank you for your warm embrace and this extraordinary moment - a memory I shall cherish always," said Poitier.

Best production design - Mad Max: Fury Road

Which makes four...

Spotlight writer's '2-for-1 Bafta'

Spotlight screenwriter Tom McCarthy - whose film tells the story of the Boston Globe's investigation into child abuse in the Catholic Church - said: "It's a very special night for me. I won my first Bafta for the Station Agent [2004] and they never gave me the plaque, so no one ever believes me - so I'm hoping this is a 2-for-1!"

On a more serious note, he paid tribute to "the real heroes - the reporters and editors who told this story - and the survivors who came forward".

BreakingBest foreign language film - Wild Tales

A rose for Stephen

During his presenting duties, Cuba Gooding Jr presented Stephen Fry with a red rose but he didn't seem keen on a repeat of last year when they had a full-on kiss for the cameras. 

BreakingBest original screenplay - Spotlight

The Big Short: 'It's about equality'

Charles Randolph and Adam McKay picked up the Bafta for best adapted screenplay for The Big Short, with Randolph paying tribute to McKay as "a man of bottomless creativity and fierce integrity".

McKay thanked studio Paramount "for taking a risk on this movie".

"This movie is not just about banking, it's about income and equality,  and making choices for society that are made by all of us and not just by a select few," he said.

BreakingBest adapted screenplay - The Big Short

The story so far

Well over halfway through the ceremony - but with many of the big prizes still to come - Mad Max: Fury Road has the most awards of the night, with three - for costume design, editing and make up & hair. 

The Revenant has two.

Still nothing for leading nominee Carol - or bookies' favourite Spotlight.

'Bonnets and corsets girl'

Jenny Beavan
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Jenny Beavan, winner of best costume design, thanked Mad Max director George Miller for "taking a chance on the bonnets and corsets girl".

How she felt about Stephen Fry describing her as dressed as a "bag lady" we may well find out later!

Mad Max
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Red carpet highlights

For those of you joining us late - here are some highlights from a very chilly red carpet earlier this evening.

Hollywood stars walked the red carpet for the 2016 Baftas being held in London

BreakingBest debut - Theeb

Naji Abu Nowar (write/director) and Rupert Lloyder (producer) collected the award for their World War I set movie. 

'Bag lady' triumph

Following Jenny Beavan's Bafta triumph for Fury Road's costume design, host Steven Fry quipped:

"Only one of cinema's great costume designers would come to an awards ceremony dressed as a bag lady!"

BreakingBest costume design - Mad Max: Fury Road

Jenny Beavan picked up the award for her work on Mad Max.

Winslet 'blown away' by co-star Fassbender

"Oh my gosh - what an incredible year," said Winslet, picking up her best supporting actress Bafta.

"Thank you so much. It has been an extraordinary year for women and I feel so proud to stand alongside you all," she said, paying tribute to the other nominees.

Winslet reserved special praise for Steve Jobs screenwriter Aaron Sorkin: "I don't know how you do it - you are out of your mind" she joked.

And, to her co-star Michael Fassbender: "You lead us through this. I would watch you every day and be completely blown away. You are an extraordinary actor."

Kate Winslet and Michael Fassbender
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BreakingBest supporting actress - Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet
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'For all the dreamers'

Star Wars actor John Boyega was delighted to collect his Rising Star Award - voted for by the public. 

"I haven't been doing this for a long time, it's a fluke," he said on stage.

"I'm going to share this with all the young dreamers who are determined and hardworking - this is for you."

John Boyega
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BreakingBest animated film - Inside Out

Inside Out Director Pete Docter, who also directed Monsters, Inc and Up, said "the mind of an 11-year-old girl was hard to figure out!"

Inside Out takes place inside the mind of a young girl after she moves cities and starts at a new school, and the emotional disruption it causes.

Docter had a message for all 11 year olds: "It's ok to feel scared or angry or sad, but express yourself - write or draw - the world will be a better place for it".

Spielberg collects for Rylance

Bridge of Spies director Steven Spielberg picked up the best supporting actor Bafta on behalf of star Mark Rylance, who is currently performing on Broadway.

The British star wins his first Bafta film award for his performance in the Cold War thriller as Soviet spy Rudolf Abel.

The actor - widely known for stage work - won a Bafta TV award in 2005.

BreakingBest supporting actor - Mark Rylance

Mark Rylance
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BreakingEE Rising Star - John Boyega

John Boyega
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Told you so!