Monday, March 29, 2010
The big winner on the night was Avatar, winning Best film, Best director (James Cameron) and Best actress (Zoe Saldana). The award for Best British film went to Harry Brown, starring Michael Caine. Harry Brown had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2009, but receives its general North American release in the coming months.
Jude Law won the Empire Hero award, whereas lifetime achievement prizes went to Ray Winstone (Outstanding Contribution To British Film) and Sir Ian McKellen (Empire Icon). McKellen said, "It means people have enjoyed the films I've made, or some of them - I suspect particularly Lord Of The Rings and the X-Men movies, in which I play iconic characters."
Complete list of 2010 Jameson Empire Award winners:
In The Loop
Done in 60 Seconds
'Top Gun' by Mark Wong
Let The Right One In
Best British film
Outstanding contribution to British film