JAMESON EMPIRE: It’s all about STAR WARS

Another year honouring the best films in London with the amazing Jameson Empire Awards 2016 is sadly gone.

Hosted by David Williams, during the evening at the Grosvenor House, Star Wars: The Force Awakens collected the major number of awards, including Best Director sponsored by Vue Entertainment for J.J.Abrams, Best Visual Effects,Best Sci-Fi Fantasy and Best Male and Female Newcomer for John Boyega and Daisy Ridley.

During the evening, Empire Magazine gave three honary awards: Empire Inspiration presented by the bigger sponsor Jameson Irish Whiskey, presented byShane Meadows went to actor-director Paddy Considine; Stanley Tucci was named Empire Hero and was presented by Miranda Richardson who is currently filming Churchill with him; last but obviously not least, Alan Rickman was posthmously named this year’s Empire Legend by Empire Editor in Chief Terri White and News Editor Chris Hewitt who commented on stage: “This is a heartfelt tribute from the Empire staff to an actor who touched us all with his extraordinary career”.

Matt Damon, who was in attendance received the Jameson Best Actor Award for The Martian; director Paul Greengrass, who has recently reunited with Damon on the upcoming Jason Bourne, presented the award to him on stage while Richard E. Grant honoured Alicia Vikander with the Jameson Best Actress Award for her outstanding performance in The Danish Girl.

Best British Film presented by The Hollywood Reporter and Best Movie sponsored by Sky Movies went to Spectreand The Revenant. Spectre won also the award as Best Thriller presented by Corinthia Hotel London.

The Hollow was crowned Best Horror while Spy won as Best Comedy presented by Absolute Radio.

The award as Best TV Series sponsored by Wuaki TV and presented on stage by Max Irons and Caitlin Moran went to This Is England ’90.

Other new awards announced at the end of the ceremony included: Batman: Arkham Knight for Best Gamepresented by the Forever Hope Foundation;Inside Out for Best Animation; Amy for Best Documentary; The Big Short for Best Screenplay; and World Of Tomorrow for Best Short Film presented by Jameson Irish Whiskey. Mad Max: Fury Road triumphed in the newly introduced craft categories, taking four awards in total for: Best Soundtrack; Best Costume Design; Best Make-Up And Hairstyling; and Best Production Design.

Empire’s Editor in ChiefTerri White concludes: “The Jameson Empire Awards has long been a highlight for the film industry – a chance for filmmakers and actors to come together and toast the previous year. And there was much to toast! WithStar Wars: The Force Awakens, Spectre, The Martian and The Revenant all taking home some serious silverware, the film world has never been more exciting than it is right now. Now we should probably all get a bit of sleep…”

 

Check our coverage of the evening on our Facebook page and Youtube Channel.

 

THE JAMESON EMPIRE AWARDS 2016 WINNERS IN FULL

 

BEST COMEDY presented by Absolute Radio

·         Ant-Man

·         Inside Out

·         Me And Earl And The Dying Girl

·         Spy – WINNER

·         Trainwreck

BEST SCI-FI/FANTASY

·         The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2

·         Jurassic World

·         Mad Max: Fury Road

·         The Martian

·         Star Wars: The Force Awakens – WINNER

BEST HORROR

·         Crimson Peak

·         The Hallow – WINNER

·         Insidious: Chapter 3

·         It Follows

·         Krampus

BEST THRILLER presented by Corinthia Hotel London

·         Bridge Of Spies

·         The Gift

·         Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

·         Sicario

·         Spectre – WINNER

BEST MALE NEWCOMER

·         Abraham Attah (Beasts Of No Nation)

·         John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) – WINNER

·         Thomas Mann (Me And Earl And The Dying Girl)

·         Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton)

·         Jacob Tremblay (Room)

 

BEST FEMALE NEWCOMER presented by the Forever Hope Foundation

·         Olivia Cooke (Me And Earl And The Dying Girl)

·         Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation)

·         Maika Monroe (It Follows)

·         Bel Powley (The Diary Of A Teenage Girl)

·         Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) – WINNER

BEST BRITISH FILM presented by The Hollywood Reporter

·         45 Years

·         Legend

·         Macbeth

·         Spectre – WINNER

·         Suffragette

BEST FILM presented by Sky Movies

·         The Hateful Eight

·         Mad Max: Fury Road

·         The Martian

·         The Revenant WINNER

·         Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

BEST TV SERIES presented by Wuaki TV

·         Fargo

·         Game Of Thrones

·         Marvel’s Daredevil

·         Marvel’s Jessica Jones

·         This Is England ’90 WINNER

 

BEST DIRECTOR presented by Vue Entertainment

·         J. J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) WINNER

·         Ryan Coogler (Creed)

·         Alejandro González Iñárritu (The Revenant)

·         George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road)

·         Ridley Scott (The Martian)

 

BEST ACTRESS

·         Emily Blunt (Sicario)

·         Brie Larson (Room)

·         Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2)

·         Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road)

·         Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) WINNER

 

JAMESON BEST ACTOR

·         Matt Damon (The Martian) – WINNER

·         Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant)

·         Michael Fassbender (Macbeth/Steve Jobs)

·         Tom Hardy (Legend/Mad Max: Fury Road)

·         Michael B. Jordan (Creed)

BEST SCREENPLAY

·         The Big Short — Charles Randolph, Adam McKay WINNER

·         The Hateful Eight – Quentin Tarantino

·         Spotlight — Josh Singer, Tom McCarthy

·         Steve Jobs – Aaron Sorkin

·         Trainwreck — Amy Schumer

 

BEST ANIMATED FILM

·         Inside Out WINNER

·         Minions

·         Shaun The Sheep Movie

·         Song Of The Sea

·         The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY

·         Amy WINNER

·         Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief

·         He Named Me Malala

·         The Jinx: The Life And Deaths Of Robert Durst

·         Making A Murderer

 

BEST SOUNDTRACK

·         The Hateful Eight

·         Mad Max: Fury Road — WINNER

·         The Martian

·         Sicario

·         Straight Outta Compton

 

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

·         Carol

·         Cinderella

·         Crimson Peak

·         Mad Max: Fury Road — WINNER

·         Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

BEST MAKE-UP AND HAIRSTYLING

·         Crimson Peak

·         The Danish Girl

·         Mad Max: Fury Road — WINNER

·         The Revenant

·         Star Wars: The Force Awakens

 

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

·         Ant-Man

·         Jurassic World

·         Mad Max: Fury Road

·         The Revenant

·         Star Wars: The Force Awakens — WINNER

 

BEST SHORT FILM presented by Jameson Irish Whiskey

·         Kung Fury

·         Lava

·         Sanjay’s Super Team

·         Stutterer

·         World Of Tomorrow — WINNER

 

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

·         Crimson Peak

·         The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2

·         Mad Max: Fury Road — WINNER

·         The Martian

·         Star Wars: The Force Awakens

BEST GAME presented by the Forever Hope Foundation

·         Batman: Arkham Knight — WINNER

·         Bloodborne

·         Fallout 4

·         Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

·         The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

 

 

WINNER EMPIRE LEGEND

Alan Rickman

WINNER EMPIRE HERO

Stanley Tucci

 

WINNER EMPIRE INSPIRATION presented by Jameson Irish Whiskey

Paddy Considine

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