5th Empire Awards

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5th Empire Awards
5th Empire Awards logo.gif
The logo for the 5th Empire Awards
Date 17 February 2000 (2000-02-17)[1]
Site Park Lane Hotel, London, England[1]
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 17 February 2000 at the Park Lane Hotel in London, England.[1] 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.[2]

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[edit]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[3][4]

Honorary Awards

Multiple awards[edit]

The following two films received multiple awards:

Awards Film
3 Notting Hill
2 The Matrix

Multiple nominations[edit]

The following 12 films received multiple nominations:

Nominations Film
6 The Sixth Sense
5 Notting Hill
4 Fight Club
Shakespeare in Love
The Matrix
3 East Is East
Little Voice
2 Eyes Wide Shut
Human Traffic
Ride with the Devil
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace
The World Is Not Enough


  1. ^ East Is East is not listed on the official nomination post on Empire's website,[4] however it is listed as a winner in several other references.[1][3]


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