11th Empire Awards

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11th Empire Awards
11th Empire Awards logo.gif
The logo for the 11th Empire Awards
Date March 13, 2006 (2006-03-13)[1]
Site Hilton London Metropole Hotel, London, England[1]
Host Bill Bailey[2]
Highlights
Best Film King Kong
Best British Film Pride & Prejudice
Most awards Pride & Prejudice and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2)
Most nominations King Kong (5)
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The 11th Empire Awards ceremony (officially known as the Sony Ericsson Empire Awards), presented by the British film magazine Empire, honored the best films of 2005 and took place on March 13, 2006 at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel in London, England.[1][2][3] During the ceremony, Empire presented Empire Awards in 11 categories as well as four honorary awards. The awards for Best Comedy, Best Horror, Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Best Thriller as well as the honorary Empire Icon Award were first introduced this year. Other changes include Best Film and Best British Film being renamed this year only to "Best Movie" and "Best British Movie" respectively. The honorary Lifetime Achievement Award was presented for the last time. English actor Bill Bailey hosted the show for the second time, having previously hosted the 9th ceremony held in 2004.[2][3] The awards were sponsored by Sony Ericsson for the fourth consecutive year.[1][3]

Pride & Prejudice won two awards including Best British Movie. Other winners included Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith also with two awards and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Crash, King Kong, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Mrs Henderson Presents, Team America: World Police, The Descent, and Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit with one. Brian Cox received the Empire Icon Award, Stephen Frears received the Empire Inspiration Award, Tony Curtis received the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Harry Potter films received the Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema Award.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[2][4]

Best Movie[5] Best British Movie[6]
Best Director[7]
Best Actor[8] Best Actress[9]
Best Comedy[10] Best Horror[11]
Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy[12] Best Thriller[13]
Best Newcomer[14] Sony Ericsson Scene of the Year[15]
Honorary Awards

Multiple awards[edit]

The following two films received multiple awards:

Awards Film
2 Pride & Prejudice
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Multiple nominations[edit]

The following 16 films received multiple nominations:

Nominations Film
5 King Kong
4 Crash
Pride & Prejudice
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
3 Batman Begins
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Descent
War of the Worlds
2 A History of Violence
Cinderella Man
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Serenity
Sin City
Stoned
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Parker, Robin (February 3, 2006). "Sony Ericsson sponsors Empire film awards for fourth year". Mediaweek.co.uk (Haymarket Media Group). Retrieved September 29, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Empire Awards Shortlist Announced. King Kong leads the pack". Empireonline.com (Bauer Consumer Media). March 1, 2006. Retrieved September 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Awards Blog". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2006. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. 
  4. ^ "2006 Awards Winners". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2013. Retrieved September 26, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Best Movie". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2006. Archived from the original on June 16, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Best British Movie". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2006. Archived from the original on June 16, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Best Director". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2006. Archived from the original on June 16, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Best Actor". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2006. Archived from the original on June 13, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Best Actress". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2006. Archived from the original on June 16, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Best Comedy". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2006. Archived from the original on June 16, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Best Horror". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2006. Archived from the original on June 16, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2006. Archived from the original on June 16, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Best Thriller". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2006. Archived from the original on June 16, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Best Newcomer". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2006. Archived from the original on June 16, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Sony Ericsson Scene of the Year". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2006. Archived from the original on June 16, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Empire Icon Award". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2006. Archived from the original on June 16, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Empire Inspiration Award". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2006. Archived from the original on June 16, 2013. 
  18. ^ "The Lifetime Achievement Award". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2006. Archived from the original on June 16, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Outstanding Contribution To British Cinema". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2006. Archived from the original on June 16, 2013. 

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