The Three Empire Award Winners Have Been Announced

The ‘Three Empire Awards’ show, in which the nominations and winners are voted for by the public, took place tonight in London. From the off, some of the nominations were pretty questionable, for example ‘Captain America: Civil War’ was nominated for a ‘Best Thriller’ award? There were notable film absences in some of the categories, which didn’t give me much hope on the public’s voting for the winners. 

I mean let’s face it, these awards have got nothing on The Odysseys

‘Rogue One’ bagged the ‘Best Film’ award, and it’s director Gareth Edwards took home the award for ‘Best Director’.  Robert Eggers’ ‘The Witch’ took the prize for ‘Best Horror’, with it’s lead Anya Taylor-Joy taking home the ‘Best Female Newcomer’ award. ‘Deadpool’ managed to nab the ‘Best Screenplay’ award, and ‘Finding Dory’ swam ahead of ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ to win ‘Best Animation’.

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ took home 4 awards, including ‘Best Costume Design’, ‘Best Make-Up and Hairstyling’, and Eddie Redmayne won ‘Best Actor’ for his performance as Newt Scamander. The awards ended with Sir Ian McKellen presented his best friend, Patrick Stewart, with the ‘Empire Legend’ Award. 

Best Male Newcomer: Dave Johns
Best Female Newcomer: Anya Taylor-Joy
Best Actress: Felicity Jones (Rogue One)
Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne (Fantastic Beasts)
Best Documentary: Supersonic
Best British Film: I, Daniel Blake
Best Comedy: The Greasy Strangler
Best Horror: The Witch
Best Thriller: Jason Bourne
Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy: A Monster Calls
Best Director: Gareth Edwards (Rogue One)
Best Film: Rogue One
Best Screenplay: Deadpool
Best Animated Film: Finding Dory
Best Soundtrack: La La Land
Best Costume Design: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Best Make-Up and Hairstyling: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Best Short Film: Inner Workings
Best Visual Effects: Doctor Strange
Best Production Design: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Empire also awarded 3 special prizes: 
Empire Hero: Tom Hiddleston
Empire Inspiration: Luc Beeson
Empire Legend: Sir Patrick Stewart

Written by Tom Sheffield
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