ⓘ Empire Awards

Empire Award for Best British Film

The Empire Award for Best British Film is an Empire Award presented annually by the British film magazine Empire to honour 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 with Shallow Grave receiving the award. I, Daniel Blake is the most recent winner in this category. Winners are voted by the readers of Empire magazine.

Empire Award for Best Newcomer

The Empire Award for Best Newcomer was an Empire Award presented annually by the British film magazine Empire to honor a director with a breakthrough film or an actor who has delivered a breakthrough performance while working within the film industry. The Empire Award for Best Newcomer was first introduced at the 1st Empire Awards ceremony in 1996 with Bryan Singer receiving the award for his direction of The Usual Suspects and last presented at the 16th Empire Awards ceremony in 2011. Winners were voted by the readers of Empire magazine. Since its inception, the award has been given to tw ...

Empire Award for Best Comedy

The Empire Award for Best Comedy is an Empire Award presented annually by the British film magazine Empire to honor the best comedy film of the previous year. The Empire Award for Best Comedy is one of four new Best Film ongoing awards which were first introduced at the 11th Empire Awards ceremony in 2006 with Team America: World Police receiving the award. The Greasy Strangler is the most recent winner in this category. Winners are voted by the readers of Empire magazine.

Empire Award for Best Soundtrack

The Empire Award for Best Soundtrack was an Empire Award presented annually by the British film magazine Empire to honor the best film soundtrack of the previous year. The Empire Award for Best Soundtrack was first introduced at the 13th Empire Awards ceremony in 2008 with the soundtrack from Control receiving the award and last presented at the 14th Empire Awards ceremony in 2009 with the soundtrack from Mamma Mia! receiving the award. The category was revived in 2016 when the Mad Max: Fury Road soundtrack received the award. The current winner of the award is the soundtrack from La Land. ...

Empire Award for Best Thriller

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 with Kiss Bang receiving the award. Winners are voted by the readers of Empire magazine.

Empire Award for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy

The Empire Award for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy is an Empire Award presented annually by the British film magazine Empire to honor the best sci-fi, fantasy or superhero film of the previous year. The Empire Award for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy is one of four new Best Film ongoing awards which were first introduced at the 11th Empire Awards ceremony in 2006 with Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith receiving the award. A Monster Calls is the most recent winner in this category. Winners are voted by the readers of Empire magazine.

                                     

ⓘ Empire Awards

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

                                     

1.1. Empire Awards categories Award categories as of 2018

  • Best Production Design: 2016 to 2018
  • Best Actress in a TV Series: 2018
  • Best Visual Effects: 2016 to 2018
  • Best Comedy: 2006 to 2018
  • Best Animated Film: 2016 to 2018
  • Best TV Series: 2016 to 2018
  • Best Soundtrack: 2008–2009, 2016–2018
  • Best Actor: 1996 to 2018
  • Best Female Newcomer: 2012 to 2018
  • Best Actor in a TV Series: 2018
  • Best Director: 1996 to 2018
  • Best Male Newcomer: 2012 to 2018
  • Best British Film: 1996 to 2018; In 2002 it was known as "Sky Movies Best British Film"
  • Best Thriller: 2006 to 2018
  • Best Film: 1996 to 2018
  • Best Documentary: 2016 to 2018
  • Best Costume Design: 2016 to 2018
  • Best Makeup And Hairstyling: 2016 to 2018
  • Best Screenplay: 2016 to 2018
  • Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy: 2006 to 2018; In 2009 it was known as "Best Sci-Fi/Superhero"
  • Best Horror: 2006 to 2018
  • Best Actress: 1996 to 2018
                                     

1.2. Empire Awards categories Retired awards

  • Best Supporting Actress: 2014
  • Best British Actor: 1996 to 2005
  • Best British Actress: 1996 to 2005
  • The Art of 3D: 2012 to 2013
  • Best Newcomer: 1996 to 2011; From 1996 to 2002 it was known as "Best Debut" was split into Male and Female Newcomer categories in 2012
  • Scene of the Year: 2003 to 2007; From 2003 to 2006 it was known as "Sony Ericsson Scene of the Year"; In 2007 it was known as "Scene of the Year"
  • Best Short Film: 2016 to 2017
  • Best British Director: 1997 to 2001; 2005
  • Best Supporting Actor: 2014
  • Done In 60 Seconds Award: 2008 to 2014
                                     

2. Honorary Empire Awards

Honorary awards

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

  • Empire Hero Award: 2010 to 2018
  • Empire Inspiration Award: 1997; 1999 to 2002; 2004 to 2006; 2008; 2010 to 2018
  • Empire Legend Award: 2012 to 2013; 2015 to 2017; Legend of our Lifetime Award: 2014; 2018
  • Empire Icon Award: 2006; 2008 to 2011; 2014

Retired honorary awards

  • Lifetime Achievement Award: 1996 to 2003; 2006; Career Achievement Award: 2004 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
  • Contribution to Cinema Award: 2000 only
  • Movie Masterpiece Award: 1999 to 2000

Empire Special Honorary Awards

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