|19th Empire Awards|
An Empire award
|Awarded for||Excellence in cinematic achievements|
|Last awarded||March 30, 2014|
|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 between the 8th and the 13th Empire Awards with the exception of the 12th which was without a ceremony, and since the 14th Empire Awards are sponsored by Jameson Irish Whiskey.
The first Empire Awards ceremony was held on 1996, to honour outstanding film achievements of the 1995 film season.
Empire Awards categories
Award categories as of 2014
- Best Actor: 1996 to present
- Best Actress: 1996 to present
- Best Supporting Actor: 2014
- Best Supporting Actress: 2014
- Best Director: 1996 to present
- Best Male Newcomer: 2012 to present
- Best Female Newcomer: 2012 to present
- Best Film: 1996 to present
- Best British Film: 1996 to present; In 2002 it was known as "Sky Movies Best British Film"
- Best Comedy: 2006 to present
- Best Horror: 2006 to present
- Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy: 2006 to present; In 2009 it was known as "Best Sci-Fi/Superhero"
- Best Thriller: 2006 to present
- Done In 60 Seconds Award: 2008 to present
- Best British Actor: 1996 to 2005
- Best British Actress: 1996 to 2005
- Best British Director: 1997 to 2001; 2005
- Best Newcomer: 1996 to 2011; From 1996 to 2002 it was known as "Best Debut"
- Sony Ericsson Scene of the Year: 2003 to 2007; In 2007 it was known as "Scene Of The Year"
- Sony Ericsson Soundtrack Award: 2008 to 2009; In 2009 it was known as "Best Soundtrack"
- The Art Of 3D
Current honorary awards
As of the 19th Empire Awards these are the three awards which are currently handed out:
- Empire Hero Award: 2010 to present
- Empire Icon Award: 2006; 2008 to 2011; 2014
- Empire Inspiration Award: 1997; 1999 to 2002; 2004 to 2006; 2008; 2010 to present
Retired honorary awards
- Contribution to Cinema Award: 2000 only
- Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema Award: 2005 to 2006; Outstanding Contribution To British Film: 2008 to 2010; Outstanding Contribution: 2013 only
- Independent Spirit Award: 2002 to 2005
- Lifetime Achievement Award: 1996 to 2003; 2006; Career Achievement Award: 2004 only
- Movie Masterpiece Award: 1999 to 2000
- Legend Award: 2012 to 2013
Special honorary awards
- Actor Of Our Lifetime: 2009 only
- Action Hero of Our Lifetime: 2014 only
- Legend of Our Lifetime: 2014 only
- Icon of the Decade: 2005 only
- Heath Ledger Tribute: 2009 only
- "The Sonny Ericsson Empire Awards 2003 official website". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved September 22, 2011.
- "The Empire Awards 2007 official website". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2007. Retrieved September 22, 2011.
- "The Jameson Empire Awards 2009 official website". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2009. Retrieved September 22, 2011.
- "The Jameson Empire Awards 2014 Nominations Are Here!". Empireonline.com. Retrieved 2014-03-02.