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'Atonement' Victorious at 2008 Empire Awards

March 10, 2008 (3:55 am) GMT
The post-war British drama starring Keira Knightley and James McAvoy dominated the 2008 Sony Ericsson Empire Awards' ceremony as the film won three kudos from the event held on Sunday, March 9.
'Atonement' Victorious at 2008 Empire Awards

The British romantic drama "" added more winning statuettes to its awards collection as the Focus Feature's film became the biggest winner at the 2008 Sony Ericsson Empire Awards. Nominated for six categories, the post-war drama nailed a deserving three kudos at the awards ceremony at Grosvenor House Hotel on Sunday, March 9.

On the occasion, the Joe Wright-directed film was hailed to be the Best British Film besting over its tough contenders, "", "This Is England", "" and "". The acclaimed movie also managed to bring kudos for its two leading stars, and as the Best Actress and Best Actor winners respectively.

Unfortunately, "Atonement" could not present its helmer, Wright, with Best Director prize as the award went to "" director, David Yates. Other slipping prizes were Sony Ericsson Soundtrack Award and Best Newcomer, which both were given to biopic drama "Control" and its star Sam Reilly.

Further, Paul Greengrass' action drama starring Matt Damon "" was honored with Best Film prize as the Universal Pictures' movie triumphed over "Order of the Phoenix", "", "" and "". Matthew Vaughn's drama fantasy "" won Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Edgar Wright's action comedy "" got Best Comedy, whereas "" and "" nailed Best Thriller and Best Horror in respective order. Additionally, the complete list of 2008 Sony Ericsson Empire Awards' winner can be read below or on EmpireOnline.com.

Empire Awards' Winners List:



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