8th Empire Awards

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8th Empire Awards
8th Empire Awards logo.gif
The logo for the 8th Empire Awards
Date February 5, 2003 (2003-02-05)[1]
Site The Dorchester Hotel, London, England[1]
Host Richard E. Grant[1]
Empire issue #166 (April 2003)
Highlights
Best Film The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Best British Film 28 Days Later
Most awards Minority Report (3)
Most nominations The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (7)
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The 8th Empire Awards ceremony (officially known as the Sony Ericsson Empire Awards), presented by British film magazine Empire, honored the best films of 2002 and took place on February 5, 2003 at The Dorchester Hotel in London, England.[1] During the ceremony, Empire presented Empire Awards in nine categories as well as two honorary awards. The award for Sony Ericsson Scene of the Year was first introduced this year. The Best Debut award was renamed to "Best Newcomer". British actor Richard E. Grant hosted the show for the first time.[1][2] The awards were sponsored by Sony Ericsson for the first time.[3]

Minority Report won the most awards with three including Best Director for Steven Spielberg. Other winners included 28 Days Later, About a Boy, Die Another Day, Spider-Man, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers with one. Dustin Hoffman received the Lifetime Achievement Award and Michael Winterbottom and Andrew Eaton received the Independent Spirit Award for their role in the direction and production of 24 Hour Party People.

Winners and nominees[edit]

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

Best Film[5] Best British Film[6]
Best Director[7]
Best Actor[8] Best British Actor[9]
Best Actress[10] Best British Actress[11]
Best Newcomer[12] Sony Ericsson Scene of the Year[13]
Honorary Awards

Multiple awards[edit]

The following film received multiple awards:

Awards Film
3 Minority Report

Multiple nominations[edit]

The following 11 films received multiple nominations:

Nominations Film
7 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
6 Minority Report
4 Die Another Day
3 24 Hour Party People
Bend It Like Beckham
Road to Perdition
Spider-Man
2 28 Days Later
About a Boy
Austin Powers in Goldmember
Gosford Park

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Empire Awards Nominations. Your shortlist revealed". Empireonline.com (Bauer Consumer Media). January 29, 2003. Retrieved September 29, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Report: The Eighth Annual Empire Awards". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved September 17, 2011. 
  3. ^ Matthew, Sam (December 10, 2004). "Sony Ericsson pushes camera phones at Empire Awards". Brand Republic (Haymarket Media Group). Retrieved September 17, 2011. 
  4. ^ "The Empire Awards 2003. This year's winners announced!". Empireonline.com (Bauer Consumer Media). February 5, 2003. Retrieved September 29, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Best Film". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved September 17, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Sky Movies Best British Film". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved September 17, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Best Director". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved September 17, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Best Actor". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved September 17, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Best British Actor". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved September 17, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Best Actress". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved September 17, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Best British Actress". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved September 17, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Best Newcomer". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved September 17, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Sony Ericsson Scene of the Year". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved September 17, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Lifetime Achievement Award". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved September 17, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Independent Spirit Award". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved September 17, 2011. 

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