- Best Film
A portrait of the “weirdos” who profited from the 2008 financial collapse, based on the bestselling book by Michael Lewis.
Steven Spielberg’s latest is a Cold War thriller in which Tom Hanks’ New York lawyer is sent to East Berlin to defend an American pilot held by the Soviets.
Adapted from Patricia Highsmith’s novel, this romantic drama stars Rooney Mara as a young photographer who falls in love with a glamorous older woman (Cate Blanchett).
In this gritty period endurance drama, Leonardo DiCaprio plays a 19th century fur-trapper left for dead in a frozen wilderness.
This gripping dramatization of The Boston Globe’s investigation into child abuse in the Catholic Church stars Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo.
The Breaking Bad star plays blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in this McCarthy-era biopic.
Redmayne plays the title role in this sensitive portrait of Lili Elbe, a transgender Danish painter who was one of the earliest patients to undergo sex reassignment surgery
Five-time Oscar nominee DiCaprio clearly had his eyes on an award when he chose the role of Hugh Glass, a 19th-century fur trapper fighting for his life in the icy American West.
Stranded on the red planet with a diminishing supply of food and water, Matt Damon’s botanist-turned-astronaut somehow manages to keep his sense of humour.
Fassbender’s unflattering portrayal of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was met with widespread critical acclaim, but failed to find an audience at the box office.
The Swedish actress plays Gerda Wegener, an artist from Copenhagen whose husband is Lili Elbe, one of the first people to undergo sex reassignment surgery
Rising indie queen Brie Larson is hugely affecting as the kidnapped mother forced to raise her child in a single room, in this adaptation of the best-selling novel by Emma Donoghue.
Playing the titular Carol, an unhappy, divorcing woman who falls instantly in love with Rooney Mara’s department store assistant, Blanchett is an exquisite mass of juxtapositions: elegant and haughty; scared and vulnerable.
Moving from riches to rags, Maggie Smith took a break from playing Downton Abbey’s Dowager Duchess to star as a bag-lady in Nicholas Hytner’s comedy, adapted from a stage-play of the same name. Smith’s role is inspired by the real-life woman who moved into playwright Alan Bennett’s driveway for more than a decade, where she lived in a rusting yellow van.
Saoirse Ronan gives easily the most mature performance of her career as a young Irish woman persuaded to move to New York from her home in rural Ireland.
Anchorman director McKay proved himself capable of a more serious kind of comedy with this dark financial satire, following a group of awkward hedge fund managers during the 2007 financial crisis.
Spielberg’s Cold War drama starred Mark Rylance as a Russian spy, and Tom Hanks as the lawyer negotiating to exchange him for a captured US pilot, in a loose retelling of the 1960 U-2 incident, in which American Francis Gary Powers’s plane was shot down over the Soviet Union.
Haynes has won widespread acclaim for his stylish, sumptuous adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s 1952 lesbian love story, The Price of Salt.
Drawing on hard science with wit and panache, Scott produced his best sci-fi picture since Blade Runner with this tale of a Mars-bound botanist.
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 with natural light.
Best Supporting Actor
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
WINNER: MARK RYLANCE (Bridge of Spies)
Best Supporting Actress
Julie Walters, Brooklyn
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
Rooney Mara, Carol
WINNER: KATE WINSLET (Steve Jobs)
Outstanding British Film
The Danish Girl
Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
Alex Garland, director, Ex Machina
Debbie Tucker Green, writer/director, Second Coming
Naji Abu Nowar, writer/director, Rupert Lloyd, producer, Theeb
Sean McAllister, director/producer, Elhum Shakerifar, producer, A Syrian Love Story
He Named Me Malala
Listen to Me Marlon
Stephen Fingleton, writer/director, The Survivalist
Shaun the Sheep Movie
WINNER: INSIDE OUT
Film not in the English Language
WINNER: WILD TALES
Bridge of Spies, Matthew Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Ex Machina, Alex Garland
The Hateful Eight, Quentin Tarantino
Inside Out, Josh Cooley, Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve
Spotlight, Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer
The Big Short, Adam McKay, Charles Randolph
Brooklyn, Nick Hornby
Carol, Phyllis Nagy
Room, Emma Donoghue
Steve Jobs, Aaron Sorkin
WINNER: The Big Short
Thomas Newman, Bridge of Spies
Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight
Ryuichi Sakamoto, Carsten Nicolai, The Revenant
Jóhann Jóhannsson, Sicario
John Williams, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Janusz Kamiński, Bridge of Spies
Ed Lachman, Carol
John Seale, Mad Max: Fury Road
Emmanuel Lubezki, The Revenant
Roger Deakins, Sicario
Hank Corwin, The Big Short
Michael Kahn, Bridge of Spies
Margaret Sixel, Mad Max: Fury Road
Pietro Scalia, The Martian
Stephen Mirrione, The Revenant
Adam Stockhausen, Rena DeAngelo, Bridge of Spies
Judy Becker, Heather Loeffler, Carol
Colin Gibson, Lisa Thompson, Mad Max: Fury Road
Arthur Max, Celia Bobak, The Martian
Rick Carter, Darren Gilford, Lee Sandales, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Odile Dicks-Mireaux, Brooklyn
Sandy Powell, Carol
Sandy Powell, Cinderella
Paco Delgado, The Danish Girl
Jenny Beavan, Mad Max: Fury Road
WINNER: JENNY BEAVAN (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Drew Kunin, Richard Hymns, Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom, Bridge of Spies
Scott Hecker, Chris Jenkins, Mark Mangini, Ben Osmo, Gregg Rudloff, David White, Mad Max: Fury Road
Paul Massey, Mac Ruth, Oliver Tarney, Mark Taylor, The Martian
Lon Bender, Chris Duesterdiek, Martin Hernandez, Frank A. Montaño, Jon Taylor, Randy Thom, The Revenant
David Acord, Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio, Matthew Wood, Stuart Wilson, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Special Visual Effects
Ant-Man, Jake Morrison, Greg Steele, Dan Sudick, Alex Wuttke
Ex Machina, Mark Ardington, Sara Bennett, Paul Norris, Andrew Whitehurst
Mad Max: Fury Road, Andrew Jackson, Dan Oliver, Tom Wood, Andy Williams
The Martian, Chris Lawrence, Tim Ledbury, Richard Stammers, Steven Warner
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Chris Corbould, Roger Guyett, Paul Kavanagh, Neal Scanlan
WINNER: STAR WARS: THE FPRCE AWAKENS
The EE Rising Star Award (voted for by the public)
WINNDER: JOHN BOYEGA