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]

  • 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

Honorary Empire Awards[edit]

Current honorary awards[edit]

As of the 19th Empire Awards these are the three awards which are currently handed out:

Retired honorary awards[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • 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


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