5th Empire Awards
|5th Empire Awards|
The logo for the 5th Empire Awards
|Date||February 17, 2000|
|Site||Park Lane Hotel, London, England|
|Empire issue||#130 (April 2000)|
|Best Film||The Matrix|
|Best British Film||Notting Hill|
|Most awards||Notting Hill (3)|
|Most nominations||The Sixth Sense (6)|
The 5th Empire Awards ceremony, presented by the British film magazine Empire, honored the best films of 1999 and took place on February 17, 2000 at the Park Lane Hotel in London, England. During the ceremony, Empire presented Empire Awards in nine categories as well as five honorary awards. The honorary Contribution to Cinema award was introduced and presented for the only time this year. The honorary Movie Masterpiece Award was presented for the last time, having been presented for the first and only other time at the 4th Empire Awards in 1999. The awards were sponsored by Stella Artois for the third consecutive year.
Notting Hill won the most awards with three including Best British Film and Best British Director for Roger Michell. Other winners included The Matrix with two awards including Best Film and East Is East, Fight Club, Shakespeare in Love, The Sixth Sense and The World Is Not Enough with one. Kenneth Branagh received the Empire Inspiration Award, Michael Caine received the Lifetime Achievement Award, Industrial Light & Magic received the Contribution to Cinema award and Oliver Stone received the Movie Masterpiece Award for JFK.
Winners and nominees
The following two films received multiple awards:
The following 12 films received multiple nominations:
|6||The Sixth Sense|
|Shakespeare in Love|
|3||East Is East|
|2||Eyes Wide Shut|
|Ride with the Devil|
|Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace|
|The World Is Not Enough|
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- "Empire 2000 Awards: Nominations Announced. Sixth Sense is an early leader". Empireonline.com (Bauer Consumer Media). February 2, 2000. Retrieved September 28, 2014.
- The 5th Empire Awards official website at the Wayback Machine (archived July 19, 2001)
- The 5th Empire Awards at the Internet Movie Database