The 3rd Empire Awards ceremony, presented by the British film magazine Empire, honored the best films of 1997 and took place in 1998. During the ceremony, Empire presented Empire Awards in nine categories as well as one honorary award. The awards were sponsored by Stella Artois for the first time.
The Full Monty won one award for Best British Film. Other winners included Men in Black with one award for Best Film and A Life Less Ordinary, Hamlet, Jerry Maguire, L.A. Confidential, Nil by Mouth, The Crucible and The English Patient also with one. Dennis Hopper received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Winners and nominees
Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.