Caine, whose movie Youth also picked up Best European Film, was thrilled with his double win.

The veteran said, "It's been 50 years and I've never won an award in Europe. And now I've won two in one evening. It's so strange because I (usually) sit in these audiences and just clap someone else."

Rampling won her Best Actress award for her role in British movie 45 Years.

Meanwhile, Youth director Paolo Sorrentino was named Best Director and Amy, the controversial documentary about the life and death of singer Amy Winehouse, picked up the Best Documentary honour.

Greek director/writer Yorgos Lanthimos's The Lobster earned him the Best Screenwriting award, Irish film Song of the Sea claimed the Best Animation gong and new Bond villain Christoph Waltz was presented with the award for European Achievement in World Cinema.