Film/TV - The Empire Awards


The winners were announced on Sunday night for this year’s Rakuten TV Empire Awards, which celebrates the best in film and entertainment of the past year, as voted for by movie fans...

Star Wars: The Last Jedi picked up the most awards on the night including the prestigious Best Film (presented by Sky Cinema) honour. Daisy Ridley also attended to collect her award for Best Actress (presented by Rakuten TV), as did Rian Johnson who was chosen as Best Director (presented by Vue Entertainment). The film was also honoured in the Visual Effects and Costume categories. Star Wars hero Mark Hamill was there to round off the sci-fi epic’s celebrations and was honoured with Empire’s Icon Award (presented by BMW).

Hugh Jackman attended to collect the Best Actor Award (presented by Rakuten TV) for his definitive lead performance in critically-acclaimed fan-favourite Logan. Jackman was joined by his talented young co-star Dafne Keen who was voted Best Female Newcomer (presented by Hilton Park Lane). The flag for British film and television was flying high though, with God’s Own Country in particular taking home Best British Film (presented by The Hollywood Reporter), and Josh O’Connor picking up Best Male Newcomer for his role as Johnny Saxby in the film. Whilst in the world of TV, The Crown picked up the award for Best TV Series (presented by Three).

Empire’s Editor-In-Chief Terri White commented: “This year’s Empire Awards might just be the most exciting yet! It was a hugely important year for cinema, both on screen and off, and from Get Out to Wonder Women to Star Wars: The Last Jedi and God’s Own Country, I’m thrilled to see such a rich and diverse group of winners. The Empire readers really know their stuff”

Other awards won on the night included: Best Actress in a TV Series, which went to Nicole Kidman for her role in Big Little Lies and Best Actor In A TV Series, which was awarded to Jason Isaacs for his role in Star Trek: Discovery; Get Out, which won Best Horror and Best Screenplay and Wonder Woman, which was awarded Best Sci-Fi/ Fantasy (presented by Three); The Death Of Stalin won Best Comedy, (presented by Monkey Shoulder) and Kingsman: The Golden Circle received Best Thriller (presented by Absolute Radio). Best Documentary went to I Am Not Your Negro, and Best Animated Film was awarded toCoco; Baby Driver was voted the winner of Best Soundtrack and Best Production Design; Best Make-Up and Hairstyling was awarded to Beauty and the Beast.

Empire bestowed three further honorary awards at the ceremony to celebrate the industry’s greatest talents. Firstly, Amma Asante (A United Kingdom) was awarded the Empire Inspiration Award in recognition of her commitment to British filmmaking and her importance as a trailblazer for female filmmakers and people of colour. Baby Driver director Edgar Wright was also celebrated with Empire’s brand-new Visionary Award. And Steven Spielberg also attended the 23rd annual awards to receive Empire’s Legend of Our Lifetime Award (presented by Rakuten TV).

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THE 2018 EMPIRE NOMINATIONS & WINNERS


EMPIRE ‘LEGEND OF OUR LIFETIME’ AWARD, PRESENTED BY RAKUTEN TV

· Honouree: Steven Spielberg



EMPIRE ICON PRESENTED BY BMW

· Honouree: Mark Hamill



EMPIRE INSPIRATION AWARD

· Honouree: Amma Asante



EMPIRE VISIONARY AWARD

· Honouree: Edgar Wright



BEST FILM, PRESENTED BY SKY CINEMA
Winner: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Get Out
Call Me By Your Name
Thor: Ragnarok
Wonder Woman



BEST DIRECTOR, PRESENTED BY VUE ENTERTAINMENT
Winner: Rian Johnson – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Edgar Wright – Baby Driver
Jordan Peele – Get Out
Patty Jenkins – Wonder Woman
Taika Waititi – Thor: Ragnarok



BEST MALE NEWCOMER
Winner: Josh O’Connor — God’s Own Country
Fionn Whitehead – Dunkirk
Ansel Elgort – Baby Driver
Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out
Timothée Chalamet – Call Me By Your Name



BEST FEMALE NEWCOMER: THE HILTON PARK LANE
Winner: Dafne Keen – Logan
Emily Beecham – Daphne
Florence Pugh – Lady Macbeth
Tessa Thompson – Thor: Ragnarok
Kelly Marie Tran – Star Wars: The Last Jedi



BEST ACTRESS, PRESENTED BY RAKUTEN TV
Winner: Daisy Ridley – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Gal Gadot – Wonder Woman
Frances McDormand – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Tiffany Haddish – Girls Trip
Emma Watson – Beauty And The Beast



BEST ACTOR, PRESENTED BY RAKUTEN TV
Winner: Hugh Jackman – Logan
John Boyega – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Andy Serkis — War For The Planet Of The Apes
Armie Hammer – Call Me By Your Name
Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour


BEST SCREENPLAY
Winner: Get Out
God’s Own Country
Call Me By Your Name
The Death Of Stalin
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri



BEST SCI-FI/FANTASY, PRESENTED BY THREE
Winner: Wonder Woman
Logan
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Thor: Ragnarok
Blade Runner 2049



BEST BRITISH FILM, PRESENTED BY THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Winner: God’s Own Country
The Death Of Stalin
Dunkirk
The Darkest Hour
Paddington 2


BEST HORROR
Winner: Get Out
Mother!
The Autopsy Of Jane Doe
It
Split


BEST DOCUMENTARY
Winner: I Am Not Your Negro
I Called Him Morgan
City Of Ghosts
An Inconvenient Sequel
Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond


BEST COMEDY, PRESENTED BY MONKEY SHOULDER
Winner: The Death Of Stalin
Toni Erdmann
The Big Sick
The Disaster Artist
Girls Trip


BEST THRILLER, PRESENTED BY ABSOLUTE RADIO
Winner: Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Baby Driver
John Wick: Chapter 2
The Handmaiden
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri


BEST ANIMATED FILM
Winner: Coco
The Lego Batman Movie
My Life As A Courgette
The Red Turtle
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie


BEST SOUNDTRACK
Winner: Baby Driver
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
Logan Lucky
Beauty And The Beast
Call Me By Your Name


BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Winner: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
The Greatest Showman
The Death Of Stalin
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
Thor: Ragnarok


BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Winner: Baby Driver
Dunkirk
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
Thor: Ragnarok
Star Wars: The Last Jedi


BEST VISUAL EFFECTS, PRESENTED BY VUE ENTERTAINMENT

Winner: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
War For The Planet Of The Apes
Thor: Ragnarok
Ghost In The Shell


BEST MAKE-UP AND HAIRSTYLING
Winner: Beauty And The Beast
Murder On The Orient Express
The Greatest Showman
Thor: Ragnarok
Ghost In The Shell



BEST TV SERIES, PRESENTED BY THREE
Winner: The Crown
The Handmaid’s Tale
Big Little Lies
Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series
Stranger Things 2


BEST ACTRESS IN A TV SERIES
Winner: Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies)
Claire Foy (The Crown)
Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies)
Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things 2)


BEST ACTOR IN A TV SERIES
Winner: Jason Isaacs (Star Trek: Discovery)
Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies)
Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series)
Matt Smith (The Crown)
Dan Stevens (Legion)

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