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Since 1995, EmpireBritain's biggest selling film magazine—has organised the annual Empire Movie Awards. They were sponsored by Sony Ericsson until 2009 and are now sponsored by Jameson[1]. The awards are voted for by readers of the magazine.

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Award categories

The categories for awards are:

  • Best British Actor
  • Best British Actress
  • Best British Film
  • Best Debut (until 2002)
  • Best Newcomer (beginning 2003)
  • Best Actor
  • Best Actress
  • Best Director
  • Best Film
  • Empire Lifetime Achievement Award (until 2003)
  • Empire Career Achievement Award (2004)
  • Best British Director (1997–2001)
  • Empire Inspiration Award (1997, 1999, 2001, 2002)
  • Empire Movie Masterpiece (1999, 2000)
  • Special Award for Contribution to Cinema (2000)
  • Empire Independent Spirit Award (beginning 2002)
  • Sony Ericsson Best Scene (beginning 2003)
  • Done in 60 Seconds (beginning 2008)

1998 Winners and Nominees

Best Actor

Tom Hanks - Saving Private Ryan

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett - Elizabeth

Best British Actor

Peter Mullan - My Name Is Joe

Best British Actress

Kate Winslet - Titanic

Best British Director

Peter Howitt - Sliding Doors

Best Director

Steven Spielberg - Saving Private Ryan

Best Newcomer

Vinnie Jones - Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Best British Film

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Best Film

Titanic

Lifetime Achievement Award

Bob Hoskins

1999 Winners

  • Best Actor

Pierce Brosnan - The World Is Not Enough

  • Best Actress

Gwyneth Paltrow - Shakespeare in Love

  • Best British Actor

Hugh Grant - Notting Hill

  • Best British Actress

Helena Bonham Carter - Fight Club

  • Best British Director

Roger Mitchell - Notting Hill

  • Best British Film

Notting Hill

  • Best Director

M. Night Shyamalan - The Sixth Sense

  • Best Film

The Matrix

  • Best Newcomer

Carrie-Anne Moss - The Matrix, East Is East

2000 Winners and Nominees

Best Actor

Russell Crowe - Gladiator

Best Actress

Connie Nielsen - Gladiator

Best British Actor

Vinnie Jones - Snatch

Best British Actress

Julie Walters - Billy Elliot

Best British Director

Guy Ritchie - Snatch

Best British Film

Billy Elliot

Best Director

Brian Singer - X-Men

Best Newcomer

Jamie Bell - Billy Elliot

Best Film

Gladiator

Lifetime Achievement Award

Richard Harris

2001 Winners and Nominees

Best Actor

Elijah Wood - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Best Actress

Nicole Kidman - Moulin Rouge

Best British Actor

Ewan McGregor - Moulin Rouge

Best British Actress

Kate Winslet - Enigma

Best British Film

Bridget Jones's Diary

Best Director

Baz Luhrmann - Moulin Rouge

Best Film

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Best Newcomer

Orlando Bloom - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Independent Spirit Award

Alejandro Amenábar - The Others

Lifetime Achievement Award

Christopher Lee

2002 Winners and Nominees

Best Actor

Tom Cruise - Minority Report

Best Actress

Kirsten Dunst - Spider-Man

Best British Actor

Hugh Grant - About a Boy

Best British Actress

Samantha Morton - Minority Report

Best British Film

28 Days Later

Best Director

Steven Spielberg - Minority Report

Best Film

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Best Newcomer

Rosamund Pike - Die Another Day

Lifetime Achievement Award

Dustin Hoffman

2003 Winners and Nominees

Best Actor

Johnny Depp - Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Best Actress

Uma Thurman - Kill Bill, Vol. 1

Best British Actor

Andy Serkis - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Best British Actress

Emma Thompson - Love Actually

Best British Film

Love Actually

Best Director

Quentin Tarantino - Kill Bill, Vol. 1

Best Film

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Best Newcomer

Martine McCutcheon - Love Actually

2006 Winners and Nominees

Best Film

Casino Royale

Best Actor

Daniel Craig - Casino Royale

Best Actress

Penélope Cruz - Volver

Best Director

Christopher Nolan - The Prestige

Best Male Newcomer

Brandon Routh - Superman Returns

Best Thriller

The Departed

Best British Film

United 93

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Pan's Labyrinth

Best Comedy

Little Miss Sunshine

Best Female Newcomer

Eva Green - Casino Royale

2007 Winners and Nominees

Best Film

The Bourne Ultimatum

Best Actor

James McAvoy - Atonement

Best Actress

Keira Knightley - Atonement

Best Director

David Yates - Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Best Soundtrack

Control

Best Thriller

American Gangster

Best British Film

Atonement

Best Newcomer

Sam Riley - Control

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Stardust

Best Comedy

Hot Fuzz

Past winners

References








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