BAFTA Awards: 'Revenant' Wins Don't Seal the Deal for Oscar (Analysis)

February 15, 2016 12:58 AM

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Nearing the end of an awards season in which the three highest-profile guilds awarded their top prizes to different films — the Producers Guild of America went for The Big Short, the Screen Actors Guild went for Spotlight and the Directors Guild of America went for The Revenant — many Oscar-watchers turned on Sunday to the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, or BAFTA, hoping for some sort of a sign about which film might be out front.

Why? Because the BAFTA Awards, the U.K.'s equivalent of the Oscars, were being handed out; some 500 Academy members also vote for the BAFTAs (the whole group's membership is roughly the same size as the Academy's); all three of the aforementioned contenders was nominated for best film; and the final...

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