Sunday, March 27, 2011

2011 Jameson Empire Awards - winners

The 2011 Jameson Empire Awards took place tonight at a ceremony hosted by Irish comic Dara O Briain at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. The top award for Best Film went to Christopher Nolan's Inception.

The Best Comedy Aaward went to Four Lions. Best Horror was The Last Exorcism, while the Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy prize was given to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo was named Best Thriller.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo was one of the few multiple winners on the night. Noomi Rapace was named Best Actress. Kick-Ass also won Best British Film and Best Newcomer for Chloe Moretz. Edgar Wright won both Best Director for Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World and the Empire Inspiration prize.

As he's done almost everywhere else for the past few months, Colin Firth won Best Actor for his role in The King's Speech. He joked, "I was going to thank my friends at the King's Speech table, but apparently there is no King's Speech table so to hell with them. I'm with my new friends at the Tinker, Tailor table, which I haven't seen yet but I'm sure it will be a masterpiece."

Firth later presented the Empire Icon Award to Gary Oldman. Keira Knightley was presented with the Empire Hero Award.

Empire is Britain's best-selling film magazine, and their awards are voted for entirely by the British filmgoing public.


Complete list of winners for the 2011 Jameson Empire Awards

Best Newcomer
Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass)

Best Comedy

Four Lions

Best Actress

Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)

Best Horror
The Last Exorcism

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

Best Thriller

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Best British Film


Empire Inspiration

Edgar Wright

Best Actor 
Colin Firth (The King’s Speech)

Best Film


Best Director

Edgar Wright

Empire Hero

Keira Knightley

Empire Icon

Gary Oldman

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