Mad Max: Fury Road picks up four BAFTAs

15 February, 2016 by Harry Windsor

Mad Max: Fury Road took home four BAFTAs at this year's awards.

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Best makeup and hair went to Fury Road's Lesley Vanderwalt and Damian Martin, best production design went to Colin Gibson and Lisa Thompson, best editing to Margaret Sixel and best costume design to Jenny Beavan.

In other categories The Revenant was the big winner, winning five in total for best film, best actor, best director, best cinematography and best sound.

Cate Blanchett presented an Outstanding Contribution award to Angels Costumes – "suppliers to 36 Best Costume Design-Oscar winning films".

Blanchett's Carol had more nominations than any other film, but left empty-handed. 

Brie Larson won best actress over Blanchett for Room, but was unable to attend – she's currently on the Gold Coast filming Kong: Skull Island with Tom Hiddleston and Samuel L. Jackson.

Rebel Wilson presented the best supporting actor category, and almost stole the night with an uproarious speech, in which she flirted with Idris Elba and called the Oscars "racists".

Sacha Baron Cohen joined in, joking he was presenting the "leading white actress award".

Controversy came in the form of a protest outside the ceremony, with protestors carrying #baftablackout placards, and host Stephen Fry got himself into a pickle by calling best costume design winner Beavan "a bag lady", prompting a backlash on social media and a vociferous defence from Fry, who called his critics "sanctimonious". 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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