Empire Award for Best British Film

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Empire Award for Best British Film
Awarded for Best British film of the year
Country United Kingdom
Presented by Empire magazine
First awarded 1996
Currently held by Spectre (2016)

The Empire Award for Best British Film is an Empire Award presented annually by the British film magazine Empire to honor the best British film of the previous year. The Empire Award for Best British Film is one of five ongoing awards which were first introduced at the 1st Empire Awards ceremony in 1996 (the others being Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Film) with Shallow Grave receiving the award. Kingsman: The Secret Service is the most recent winner in this category. Winners are voted by the readers of Empire magazine.

Winners and nominees[edit]

In the list below, winners are listed first in boldface, followed by the other nominees. The number of the ceremony (1st, 2nd, etc.) appears in parentheses after the awards year, linked to the article (if any) on that ceremony.

1990s[edit]

Year Film Ref.
1996
(1st)
Shallow Grave [1]
1997
(2nd)
Trainspotting [2]
1998
(3rd)
The Full Monty [3]
1999
(4th)
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels [4]
Elizabeth
My Name Is Joe
Sliding Doors
Twenty Four Seven

2000s[edit]

Year Film Ref.
2000
(5th)
Notting Hill [5]
East Is East
Human Traffic
Little Voice
Shakespeare in Love
2001
(6th)
Billy Elliot [6]
Angela’s Ashes
Chicken Run
Snatch
Topsy-Turvy
2002
(7th)
Bridget Jones's Diary [7]
Enigma
Lucky Break
Mike Bassett: England Manager
The Parole Officer
2003
(8th)
28 Days Later [a][8]
24 Hour Party People
About a Boy
Bend It Like Beckham
The Guru
2004
(9th)
Love Actually [9]
Bright Young Things
Calendar Girls
Johnny English
Young Adam
2005
(10th)
Shaun of the Dead [10]
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
Dead Man's Shoes
Enduring Love
Layer Cake
2006
(11th)
Pride & Prejudice [b][11]
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Stoned
The Descent
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
2007
(12th)
United 93 [12]
A Cock and Bull Story
Confetti
Starter for 10
The Queen
2008
(13th)
Atonement [13]
Control
Hot Fuzz
Sunshine
This Is England
2009
(14th)
RocknRolla [14]
Eden Lake
Hunger
In Bruges
Son of Rambow

2010s[edit]

Year Film Ref.
2010
(15th)
Harry Brown [15][16]
An Education
In the Loop
Nowhere Boy
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
2011
(16th)
Kick-Ass [17]
127 Hours
Four Lions
Monsters
The King's Speech
2012
(17th)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy [18]
Attack the Block
Submarine
The Inbetweeners Movie
Tyrannosaur
2013
(18th)
Sightseers [19]
Dredd
Les Misérables
Skyfall
The Woman in Black
2014
(19th)
The World's End [20]
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
Filth
Rush
Sunshine on Leith
2015
(20th)
Kingsman: The Secret Service [21][22]
Paddington
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
Under the Skin
2016
(21st)
Spectre [23]
45 Years
Legend
Macbeth
Suffragette
2017 (22nd) Eddie the Eagle [24]
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
High-Rise
I, Daniel Blake
The Girl with All the Gifts

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The official name of the award at the 8th Empire Awards in 2003 was "Sky Movies Best British Film".
  2. ^ The 11th Empire Awards in 2006 had six nominees (instead of the usual five) for Best British Film.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Past Winners - 1996". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved October 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Past Winners - 1997". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved October 11, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Past Winners - 1998". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved October 11, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Past Winners - 1999". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved October 11, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Past Winners - 2000". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved October 11, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Empire Awards 2001". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved October 11, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Empire Awards 2002: Best British Film". Empire. Bauer Consumer Media (#154): 56. April 2002. Retrieved October 11, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Sky Movies Best British Film". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2003. Retrieved October 11, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Best British Film". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2004. Retrieved October 11, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Best British Film". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2005. Retrieved October 11, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Best British Film". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2006. Archived from the original on June 16, 2013. Retrieved October 11, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Best British Film". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2007. Retrieved October 11, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Best British Film". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2008. Retrieved October 11, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Best British Film". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2009. Retrieved October 11, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Best British Film". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2010. Retrieved October 11, 2011. 
  16. ^ Reynolds, Simon (February 25, 2010). "In Full: Empire Awards 2010 nominees". digitalspy.co.uk. Digital Spy. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  17. ^ "Best British Film". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2011. Archived from the original on June 14, 2013. Retrieved October 11, 2011. 
  18. ^ "Best British Film". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2012. Retrieved 2014-08-18. 
  19. ^ "Best British Film". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2013. Retrieved 2014-08-18. 
  20. ^ "Best British Film". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-18. 
  21. ^ "Best British Film". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2015. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  22. ^ Barraclough, Leo (March 30, 2015). "'Interstellar' wins Film, Director at Empire Awards". Variety.com. Penske Business Media. Retrieved March 30, 2015. 
  23. ^ Jameson Empire Awards 2016: Star Wars and Mad Max lead the nominations
  24. ^ Dyer, James. "Vote For The 2017 Three Empire Awards: Final Round!". Empire. Retrieved 2017-02-08. 

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