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'Gravity' and 'The Hobbit 2' Win Big at 2014 Empire Awards

March 31, 2014 (7:53 am) GMT
The sci-fi film and the adventure, fantasy movie score two each, with the former nabbing the coveted Best Film Award.

The movie awards season may have ended in the U.S., but more prizes were handed out for the best in the industry at the 2014 Jameson Empire Awards held Sunday, March 30 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, England. The event was glittered with the appearance of such A-listers as , , , , , , and .

Getting the big honor as the Best Film was "". The sci-fi movie beat out "", "", "" and "" to win the coveted award. Due to his work on the movie, Alfonso Cuaron win the Best Director Award.

Also coming home with two gongs was "The Hobbit 2". In addition to being dubbed Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy, the Peter Jackson-directed movie helped its star win the Best Male Newcomer prize, edging out the likes of ("Captain Phillips") and ("").

Two other Best Film nominees, "12 Years a Slave" and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire", didn't come home empty handed either. The slavery movie's star was chosen as Best Supporting Actor, while the popular film adaptation of Suzanne Collins' dystopian novel was dubbed the Best Thriller.

"" was named Best Horror and "" was the Best Comedy. Other acting honor went to Margot Robbie of "" (Best Female Newcomer), of "" (Best Supporting Actress), Emma Thompson of "" (Best Actress) and James McAvoy of "" (Best Actor).

Tom Cruise was honored with The Legend of Our Lifetime, Arnold Schwarzenegger was named The Action Hero of Our Lifetime and Hugh Jackman was presented with Empire Icon. Academy Award-nominated director Paul Greengrass also got a trophy for Empire Inspiration.





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