Sunday, March 24, 2013
Skyfall picked up Best Film, with director Sam Mendes also winning Best Director and a special Empire Inspiration award for good measure. The awards, voted for by fans, also saw The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey take Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Best Actor for Martin Freeman, while Jennifer Lawrence was voted Best Actress for The Hunger Games.
Elsewhere, Sightseers won Best British Film and Headhunters took Best Thriller, while Best Comedy went to Ted. Hammer's The Woman In Black was Best Horror, and its star Daniel Radcliffe won an Empire Hero prize. Best Male Newcomer was The Impossible's Tom Holland, while Samantha Barks was Best Female Newcomer following her turn in Les Misérables.
Danny Boyle took the Outstanding Contribution award with typical modesty, saying that the biggest contribution he made was with that Bond-starring "Skyfall trailer" at the Olympics Opening Ceremony.
Helen Mirren, meanwhile, was dubbed an Empire Legend, while laughing that she was "more of a leg-over".
Nominations for the Jameson Empire Awards 2013
Complete list of winners for the Jameson Empire Awards 2013
Best male newcomer
Tom Holland, The Impossible
Best female newcomer
Samantha Barks, Les Miserables
The Woman In Black
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The art of 3D
Martin Freeman, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games
Sam Mendes, Skyfall
Best British film