Iñárritu, Szifron, and Lubezki Win at the BAFTAS

The Revenant directed by Mexican filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu was the big winner at the 69th edition of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards taking home five awards out of its eight nominations including for Best Picture.

González Iñárritu (pictured left with actors Tom Cruise and Leonardo DiCaprio) won his first BAFTA for Best Director -after two previous nominations- and second BAFTA win ever after having won the award for Best Film Not in the English Language for Amores Perros in 2001. Mexican DP Emmanuel Lubezki won his fourth -and third consecutive- BAFTA Award for Best Cinematographer for The Revenant.

Damián Szifron’s Wild Tales / Relatos salvajes from Argentina was the winner of the BAFTA for Best Film Not in the English Language. In his acceptance speech the Argentinean filmmaker dedicated the award to his daughters, to Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar and his production company El Deseo, his actors, and to his father.

The winners of the BAFTA Awards were announced this evening in a ceremony at the Royal Opera House in London.