'The Hobbit' and 'Skyfall' Win Big at 2013 Empire Awards
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" and "Skyfall" grabbed coveted prizes at the recent Jameson Empire Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Sunday evening, March 24 in London. The movie adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien's fabled story and the latest James Bond film won two gongs each.
"The Hobbit" took home Best Science-Fiction/Fantasy and helped Martin Freeman win Best Actor. "Skyfall" snatched Best Film title, while its helmer Sam Mendes received Best Director award for his work on the movie. The filmmaker was additionally presented Empire Inspiration Award at the prize-giving ceremony.
Best Actress went to Jennifer Lawrence for her portrayal of Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games". Best Horror was awarded to "The Woman in Black" and its male lead Daniel Radcliffe was given Empire Hero Award. Director Danny Boyle received Outstanding Contribution Award and Helen Mirren was named Empire Legend.
Such winners as Radcliffe, Boyle, Mirren and Freeman as well as Best Newcomers Samantha Barks and Tom Holland were spotted coming to the annual event to collect their awards. Other guests included British singer Ellie Goulding, "The Avengers" villain Tom Hiddleston, and "Snow White and the Huntsman" actor Sam Claflin.
- Best Film: "Skyfall"
- Best British Film: "Sightseers"
- Best Director: Sam Mendes - "Skyfall"
- Best Actor: Martin Freeman - "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
- Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence - "The Hunger Games"
- Best Male Newcomer: Tom Holland - "The Impossible"
- Best Female Newcomer: Samantha Barks - "Les Miserables"
- Best Comedy: "Ted"
- Best Science-Fiction/Fantasy: "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey"
- Best Thriller: "Headhunters"
- Best Horror: "The Woman In Black"
- The Art Of 3D: "Dredd"
- Empire Inspiration Award: Sam Mendes
- Empire Hero Award: Daniel Radcliffe
- Outstanding Contribution Award: Danny Boyle
- Empire Legend: Dame Helen Mirren
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