Empire Award for Best Thriller

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Empire Award for Best Thriller
Awarded for Best thriller film of the year
Country United Kingdom
Presented by Empire magazine
First awarded 2006
Currently held by Spectre (2016)

The Empire Award for Best Thriller is an Empire Award presented annually by the British film magazine Empire to honor the best thriller film of the previous year. The Empire Award for Best Thriller is one of four new Best Film ongoing awards which were first introduced at the 11th Empire Awards ceremony in 2006 (along with Best Comedy, Best Horror and Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy) with Kiss Kiss Bang Bang receiving the award. The Imitation Game 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.

2000s[edit]

Year Film Ref.
2006
(11th)
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang [1]
A History of Violence
Batman Begins
Sin City
The Constant Gardener
2007
(12th)
The Departed [2]
Caché
Inside Man
Mission: Impossible III
Munich
2008
(13th)
American Gangster [3]
Disturbia
Eastern Promises
The Bourne Ultimatum
Zodiac
2009
(14th)
Quantum of Solace [4]
Changeling
Eagle Eye
Gone Baby Gone
No Country for Old Men

2010s[edit]

Year Film Ref.
2010
(15th)
Sherlock Holmes [5][6]
Harry Brown
Inglourious Basterds
Public Enemies
The Hurt Locker
2011
(16th)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo [7]
127 Hours
Black Swan
Shutter Island
The Town
2012
(17th)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy [8]
Drive
Hanna
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
2013
(18th)
Headhunters [9]
Argo
Skyfall
The Raid
Zero Dark Thirty
2014
(19th)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire [10]
Captain Phillips
Now You See Me
Prisoners
Trance
2015
(20th)
The Imitation Game [11][12]
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Gone Girl
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Locke
2016
(21st)
Spectre [13]
Bridge of Spies
The Gift
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
Sicario

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Best Thriller". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2006. Archived from the original on June 16, 2013. Retrieved October 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Best Thriller". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2007. Retrieved October 16, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Best Thriller". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2008. Retrieved October 16, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Best Thriller". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2009. Retrieved October 16, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Best Thriller". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2010. Retrieved October 16, 2011. 
  6. ^ Reynolds, Simon (February 25, 2010). "In Full: Empire Awards 2010 nominees". digitalspy.co.uk. Digital Spy. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Best Thriller". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2011. Archived from the original on June 14, 2013. Retrieved October 16, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Best Thriller". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2012. Retrieved 2014-08-18. 
  9. ^ "Best Thriller". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2013. Retrieved 2014-08-18. 
  10. ^ "Best Thriller". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-18. 
  11. ^ "Best Thriller". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2015. Retrieved April 1, 2015. 
  12. ^ Barraclough, Leo (March 30, 2015). "‘Interstellar’ wins Film, Director at Empire Awards". Variety.com. Penske Business Media. Retrieved March 30, 2015. 
  13. ^ Jameson Empire Awards 2016: Star Wars and Mad Max lead the nominations

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