The fantastic couple of the epic movie The Titanic- Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet have won awards in the Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress category at the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) awards- 2016.
Wilderness drama The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, has dominated this year’s Baftas.
It was named best film while DiCaprio won best actor and Alejandro G Inarritu best director.
The ceremony was held at London’s Royal Opera House
DiCaprio, who plays fur-trapper Hugh Glass, said he was “humbled and honoured” and praised the influence of British actors on his acting career. It is speculated by the news daily-‘ The Independent ‘noting that his win “puts him in pole position to win his first acting Oscar” at the end of the month.
Kate Winslet won the best supporting actress award for her role in the movie- Steve Jobs, beating double nominee Alicia Vikander, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rooney Mara and fellow Brit Julie Walters.
Writing in the Guardian, Peter Bradshaw, leading analyst, says Kate Winslet’s award confirmed she is “almost uniquely capable, at this stage of her career, of playing the lead or the character support”.
Mark Rylance won best supporting actor for his role as a British-born Soviet agent in Bridge of Spies.