Empire Award for Best Film

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The Empire Award for Best Film is an Empire Award presented annually by the British film magazine Empire to honor the best film of the previous year. The Empire Award for Best Film is one of five ongoing awards which were first introduced at the 1st Empire Awards ceremony in 1996 (the others being Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best British Film) with Braveheart receiving the award. Gravity is the most recent winner in this category. Winners are voted by the readers of Empire magazine.

Winners and nominees[edit]

In the list below, winners are listed first in boldface, followed by the other nominees. The number of the ceremony (1st, 2nd, etc.) appears in parentheses after the awards year, linked to the article (if any) on that ceremony.

1990s[edit]

Year Film Ref.
1996
(1st)
Braveheart [1]
1997
(2nd)
Seven [2]
1998
(3rd)
Men in Black [3]
1999
(4th)
Titanic [4]
Good Will Hunting
Saving Private Ryan
The Big Lebowski
The Truman Show

2000s[edit]

Year Film Ref.
2000
(5th)
The Matrix [5]
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
Fight Club
Notting Hill
The Sixth Sense
2001
(6th)
Gladiator [6]
American Beauty
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
High Fidelity
Magnolia
2002
(7th)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring [7]
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Moulin Rouge!
The Others
2003
(8th)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers [8]
Die Another Day
Minority Report
Road to Perdition
Spider-Man
2004
(9th)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King [9]
Cold Mountain
Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
X2
2005
(10th)
The Bourne Supremacy [10]
Collateral
Kill Bill: Vol. 2
Spider-Man 2
The Incredibles
2006
(11th)
King Kong [11]
Crash
Sin City
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
War of the Worlds
2007
(12th)
Casino Royale [12]
Pan's Labyrinth
Superman Returns
The Departed
United 93
2008
(13th)
The Bourne Ultimatum [13]
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Ratatouille
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Zodiac
2009
(14th)
The Dark Knight [14]
Iron Man
No Country For Old Men
There Will Be Blood
WALL-E

2010s[edit]

Year Film Ref.
2010
(15th)
Avatar [15][16]
District 9
Inglourious Basterds
Star Trek
The Hurt Locker
2011
(16th)
Inception [17]
Kick-Ass
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
The King's Speech
The Social Network
2012
(17th)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 [18]
Drive
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
2013
(18th)
Skyfall [19]
Django Unchained
The Avengers
The Dark Knight Rises
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
2014
(19th)
Gravity [20]
12 Years a Slave
Captain Phillips
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Past Winners - 1996". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved October 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Past Winners - 1997". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved October 11, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Past Winners - 1998". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved October 11, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Past Winners - 1999". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved October 11, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Past Winners - 2000". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved October 11, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Empire Awards 2001". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved October 11, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Empire Awards 2002: Best Film". Empire (Bauer Consumer Media) (#154): 56. April 2002. Retrieved October 11, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Best Film". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved October 11, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Best Film". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2004. Retrieved October 11, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Best Film". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2005. Retrieved October 11, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Best Film". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2006. Retrieved October 11, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Best Film". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2007. Retrieved October 11, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Best Film". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2008. Retrieved October 11, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Best Film". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2009. Retrieved October 11, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Best Film". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2010. Retrieved October 11, 2011. 
  16. ^ Reynolds, Simon (February 25, 2010). "In Full: Empire Awards 2010 nominees". digitalspy.co.uk. Digital Spy. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  17. ^ "Best Film". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2011. Retrieved October 11, 2011. 
  18. ^ "Best Film". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2012. Retrieved 2014-08-18. 
  19. ^ "Best Film". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2013. Retrieved 2014-08-18. 
  20. ^ "Best Film". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-18. 

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