Producer Steve Golin (3R), Mexican director, writer and producer Alejandro G Inarritu (3L), winner also of the award for a director, US producer Mary Parent (2L) and US producer Keith Redmon (2R) and US actor Leonardo DiCaprio (R), winner of the leader actor award, pose with the award for best film for 'The Revenant' with award presenter Tom Cruise (L) at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House in London on February 14, 2016. (AFP Photo)
Two leading Oscar contenders also won awards: "Spotlight," the drama about newspaper reporters investigating sex abuses in the Catholic Church, for original screenplay, and financial-crisis dramedy "The Big Short" for adapted screenplay.
On a crisp, cool London winter evening, hundreds of fans gathered to watch the stars arrive at the Royal Opera House. Among the arrivals were nominees DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Fassbender, Blanchett, Spielberg, Winslet, and "Star Wars" action hero John Boyega.
Inside the plush auditorium, actor-comedian Stephen Fry hosted a ceremony that included a Valentine's-themed kiss-cam stunt which saw seatmates including DiCaprio and Maggie Smith smooch onscreen.