Thursday, February 24, 2011

2011 Jameson Empire Awards - nominations

The comic adaptation Kick-Ass leads the field with six nominations over Oscar front-runner The King’s Speech in nominations for the 2011 Jameson Empire Awards. Kick-Ass was nominated for Best Film, Best British Film, Best Sci-Fi Fantasy, Best Actor (Aaron Johnson), Best Director (Matthew Vaughan) and Best Newcomer (Chloe Moretz).

The King's Speech was next with five nominations, for Best Film, British Film, Director (Tom Hooper) and Acting nominations for Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter. Next was Inception with four nominations, and The Social Network and 127 Hours with three each.

Inception and The Social Network were nominees for Best Film with Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. The other three nominees for Best British Film with the two leaders were 127 Hours, Four Lions and Monsters.

Empire is Britain's best-selling film magazine, and their awards are voted for entirely by the British filmgoing public. Last year's big winner was Avatar, which took three awards including Best Film.

The 2011 Jameson Empire Awards will presented at a ceremony hosted by Irish comic Dara O Briain at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, on Sunday March 27.

Complete list of nominations for the 2011 Jameson Empire Awards

Best Newcomer

Gareth Edwards (Monsters)
Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass/Let Me In)
Jaden Smith (The Karate Kid)
Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone)
Mia Wasikowska (Alice In Wonderland)

Best Thriller

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Shutter Island
The Town
Black Swan
127 Hours

Best Horror

Let Me In
A Nightmare On Elm Street
The Last Exorcism
Paranormal Activity 2
The Crazies

Best Comedy

Four Lions
Get Him To The Greek
The Other Guys
Easy A
Toy Story 3

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Alice In Wonderland

Best Actor

Leonardo DiCaprio (Inception)
James Franco (127 Hours)
Colin Firth (The King's Speech)
Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network)
Aaron Johnson (Kick-Ass)

Best Actress

Natalie Portman (Black Swan)
Noomi Rapace (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo)
Emma Watson (Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1)
Olivia Williams (The Ghost)
Helena Bonham Carter (The King's Speech)

Best Director

David Fincher (The Social Network)
Chris Nolan (Inception)
Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World)
Tom Hooper (The King's Speech)
Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass)

Best British Film

127 Hours
The King's Speech
Four Lions

Best Film

The Social Network
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
The King's Speech

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