Empire Awards

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Empire Award
The Empire logo
Awarded forExcellence in cinematic achievements
CountryUnited Kingdom
Presented byEmpire
First awarded1996
Last awarded18 March 2018 (2018-03-18)
Website2016 Official website

The Empire Awards was an annual British awards ceremony honouring cinematic achievements in the local and global film industry. Winners were awarded the Empire Award statuette. The awards, first presented in 1996, were presented by the British film magazine Empire with the winners voted by the readers of the magazine.

The 23rd Empire Awards was the final ceremony, honouring films in 2017, was held on 18 March 2018 in London.[1] The awards were sponsored by Jameson Irish Whiskey from the 14th Empire Awards[2][3] and were thenceforth officially called the Jameson Empire Awards. The official sponsor of the Awards changed to Rakuten TV for the 23rd Empire Awards. The Empire Awards ceremonies were discontinued after 2018 for unknown reasons.

Empire Awards categories[edit]

Award categories[edit]

Retired awards[edit]

Honorary Empire Awards[edit]

Honorary awards[edit]

As of the 19th Empire Awards four honorary awards were handed out:

Retired honorary awards[edit]

  • Contribution to Cinema Award: 2000 only
  • Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema Award: 2005 to 2006; Outstanding Contribution To British Film: 2008 to 2010; Outstanding Contribution: 2013 only
  • Independent Spirit Award: 2002 to 2005
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: 1996 to 2003; 2006; Career Achievement Award: 2004 only
  • Movie Masterpiece Award: 1999 to 2000

Empire Special Honorary Awards[edit]

  • Actor Of Our Lifetime: 2009 only
  • Action Hero of Our Lifetime: 2014 only
  • Legend of Our Lifetime: 2014; 2018
  • Icon of the Decade: 2005 only
  • Heath Ledger Tribute: 2009 only


  1. ^ Dyer, James. "Vote For The 2018 Three Empire Awards:Final Round". Empire. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Jameson Empire Awards 2009 - Nominations" (Press release). Bauer Consumer Media. 2 March 2009. Archived from the original on 8 May 2009.
  3. ^ Turney, Ewan (1 December 2008). "Jameson to sponsor Empire Awards". Morningadvertiser.co.uk. William Reed Business Media. Archived from the original on 1 October 2014. Retrieved 1 October 2014.

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