Empire Awards

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Empire Award
19th Empire Awards
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An Empire award
Awarded for Excellence in cinematic achievements
Country United Kingdom
Presented by Empire
First awarded 1996
Last awarded March 30, 2014 (2014-03-30)
Official website 2014 Official website

An Empire Award is an accolade bestowed by Empire, Britain's biggest selling film magazine, to recognize excellence of professionals in the local and global film industry. The awards are voted for by readers of the magazine and in an annual ceremony, the Empire Awards, the winners are presented with the award which is covered by Empire and sometimes also televised. They were sponsored by Sony Ericsson[1] between the 8th and the 13th Empire Awards with the exception of the 12th which was without a ceremony,[2] and since the 14th Empire Awards are sponsored by Jameson Irish Whiskey.[3]

The first Empire Awards ceremony was held on 1996, to honour outstanding film achievements of the 1995 film season.

The most recent ceremony, honouring films in 2013, was held on March 30, 2014, at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.[4]

Empire Awards categories[edit]

Award categories as of 2014[edit]

Retired awards[edit]

Special Empire Awards[edit]

Current special awards[edit]

  • Empire Hero Award: 2010 to present
  • Empire Inspiration Award: 1997; 1999 to 2002; 2004 to 2006; 2008; 2010 to present
  • Icon Award: 2006; 2008 to present

Retired special awards[edit]

  • Actor Of Our Lifetime: 2009 only
  • Contribution to Cinema: 2000 only; Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema: 2005 to 2006; Outstanding Contribution To British Film from 2008 to 2010
  • Empire Career Achievement Award: 2004 only
  • Empire Independent Spirit Award: 2002 to 2005
  • Empire Lifetime Achievement Award: 1996 to 2004; 2006;
  • Empire Movie Masterpiece: 1999 to 2000
  • Heath Ledger Tribute: 2009 only
  • Icon of the Decade: 2005 only


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