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Leonardo DiCaprio wins best actor at Bafta awards

Leonardo DiCaprio was tipped to win Credit: PA

Leonardo DiCaprio was won the coveted best actor award for The Revenant in a closely-watched race which pitted him against Eddie Redmayne.

Picking up his award, the actor said he was "absolutely honoured" to win.

"As an actor I've been influenced by so many British actors," he said.

He also paid tribute to the director Alejandro G Inarritu, who picked up the award for best director, saying "thank you for becoming a great friend."

The best actor had been the most tightly-fought battle of the night - and DiCaprio's win will lead to speculation that he could finally pick up an Oscar this year.

Redmayne had earlier tipped his rival to win the Bafta, saying he was "extraordinary in The Revenant and he absolutely deserves it."

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David Bowie and Alan Rickman remembered at Baftas

Stars paid tribute to David Bowie at the Baftas Credit: PA

David Bowie and Alan Rickman were among the stars remembered in the annual In Memoriam segment at the Bafta awards.

It pays tribute to stars linked to the acting world who have died since last year's ceremony.

Sir Christopher Lee, Maureen O'Hara, Omar Sharif were also among those featured in the ceremony.

Kate Winslet wins best supporting actor at Baftas

Kate Winslet won for her performance in the Steve Jobs biopic Credit: PA

Kate Winslet was named best supporting actress at the Baftas for her performance in Steve Jobs.

Winslet said she was "overwhelmed" after she received the gong from fellow nominee Eddie Redmayne.

She paid tribute to the other actresses in the category, saying: "It's been an extraordinary year for women."

She also had a special message for her husband Ned Rocknroll, saying: "Hi babe, happy Valentine's day."

She had been up against Alicia Vikander, Rooney Mara, Julie Walters, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

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