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'The Revenant' wins big at the BAFTAs

"The Revenant," the stark and brutal tale of adventure and survival, on Sunday was named outstanding film of 2015 at the British Academy Film Awards, better known as the BAFTAs.

It was no surprise that Leonardo DiCaprio won lead actor for his performance in "The Revenant" as a frontiersman who survives a vicious bear attack and searches for his son's murderer.

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'Spotlight' and 'The Big Short' take top honors at the 2016 Writers Guild Awards

One of the final bellwethers before the Academy Awards, the Writers Guild of America Awards honored Tom McCarthy's newsroom drama "Spotlight," which chronicles the Boston Globe's investigation into allegations of child sex abuse by Roman Catholic priests, and Adam McKay's financial-crisis dramedy "The Big Short."

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Oscar-nominated documentary pressures Pakistan on 'honor killings'

An Oscar nomination can boost a fledgling career or save a flagging one.

Halfway around the world in Pakistan, there are indications that it may also potentially help save thousands of lives.

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Gold Standard: 'The Big Short,' 'Spotlight' and 'The Revenant' make their final cases for voters

Welcome to the Gold Standard, the newsletter from the Los Angeles Times that helps guide you through the ins and outs of the awards season, leading to the Oscars. I’m Glenn Whipp, The Times’ awards columnist and your newsletter host. Final voting for the 88th Academy Awards begins today. Let's see what's making news as academy members start to fill out their ballots.

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Ennio Morricone says a hands-off Quentin Tarantino let his 'Hateful Eight' music flow

There are just a select few who inarguably belong in the pantheon of great film composers; Ennio Morricone is one.

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Oscars 2016: The makeup designers of '100-Year-Old Man' take us through a century of work

This year's Oscar nominees for makeup and hairstyling are the quite expected "Mad Max: Fury Road" and "The Revenant," along with a relatively obscure Swedish comedy. "The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared" is about a man who celebrates his 100th birthday by, well, climbing out the window of a nursing home, going on the lam and tangling with a brutal biker gang.

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