BAFTA Awards 2016: ‘The Revenant’ sweep elicits both cheers and boos from our forum posters

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Were you surprised by the results of the BAFTA Awards on Sunday? “The Revenant” took home Best Picture, Best Director (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu) and Best Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) as well as Cinematography and Sound. This epic Western claimed a leading five awards. Does that mean it will win Best Picture at the Oscars?

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This year’s Oscar race for Best Picture is more uncertain than usual thanks to the split of the industry’s most influential guilds: the Directors Guild (which picked “The Revenant”), the Producers Guild (which opted for “The Big Short“) and the Screen Actors Guild (who chose “Spotlight” for Best Ensemble). Many in our forums think the Oscar race is now a done deal for “The Revenant,” but it may not be that simple.

Read our posters’ comments below, and click here to jump directly into the BAFTA and Oscar conversation.

Moviebuff22: I wasn’t a big fan of “Birdman,” but Innaritu deserves everything he gets for “The Revenant.” It’s a masterpiece.

salvador: I mean, [Inarritu is] gonna have more Oscars than Spielberg, Tarantino, Scorsese, the Coen Brothers, Payne, Allen, just to name a few [if he wins his fourth and fifth Oscars in two weeks]. Not to mention those who never won anything. It really makes me mad.

shart: I loved “Spotlight” and “The Big Short” and “The Revenant” and “Mad Max.” There’s something in each of these for everyone really, whether one or the other is your cup of tea or not. “The Revenant” is my favorite, but I wouldn’t have minded any of the others winning. Just the way it goes. The Oscars could still go differently, though.

Sasha: What a joke… Are these Oscar predictions or actual awards? Seriously. Stop with this sheep mentality! … Thank god I’m not watching Oscars this year. It’s much better to just see the predictable lists of winners and then bash them.

kvothe_snow: I feel most sorry for “Carol” and “Bridge of Spies,” though. Why would they shower these two films with the most nominations only to be humiliated?

AMG: I’m not angry BAFTA, I’m just disappointed. How the hell did “Carol” walk away empty handed? Seriously? And “Mad Max” won a good portion? For real? Ugh.

slh315: Honestly, [Alicia Vikander] or [Kate Winslet] will win the Oscar [for Best Supporting Actress], and that’s all we know. It’s been a crazy awards season. So let’s all hold hands and wait for Oscar night.

Rooney Moore from Caan: [Mark Rylance] is the man. He just doesn’t give a shit about this whole farce and didn’t show up. Gotta love him. He should be nowhere near the Dolby Theatre on February 28. Sheep can give a standing ovation to Sly just fine without him.

Emil Petrov: Bad news for “Mad Max” in Sound for the Oscars. The last eight BAFTA winners for Sound won at least one of the Sounds at the Oscars.

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Photo Credit: “The Revenant” by 20th Century Fox

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