Empire Awards Announced

Now that all the hoo-ha of the BAFTA’s has died down and while we’re waiting patiently for the Oscars, we can still get a movie award fix with the Jameson Empire Awards.

Aside from the usual prizes being doled out, Empire also like to pick out the best genre films of the season including thriller, comedy and sci-fi/fantasy movies.

They also do something a little different to the BAFTAs and Oscars which is that they look at short movies that the general public have made. Wondered what Jerry Maguire would like if it was only a minute long? Click here and you’ll see last year’s winning entry in the ‘Done In 60 Seconds’ category.

Unlike the bigger award ceremonies, you can vote for the winners over at the official Empire site. Here’s a rundown of the nominees:

BEST NEWCOMER
Carey Mulligan (An Education)
Aaron Johnson (Nowhere Boy)
Sharlto Copley (District 9)
Anna Kendrick (Up In The Air/ New Moon)
Katie Jarvis (Fish Tank)

BEST THRILLER
Harry Brown
Public Enemies
Inglourious Basterds
The Hurt Locker
Sherlock Holmes

BEST HORROR
Let The Right One In
Paranormal Activity
Zombieland
Thirst
Drag Me To Hell

BEST COMEDY
In The Loop
A Serious Man
The Hangover
Up In The Air
The Men Who Stare At Goats

BEST SCI-FI / FANTASY
Moon
Star Trek
Avatar
District 9
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

BEST ACTOR presented by Citroën
Sir Michael Caine (Harry Brown)
Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)
Robert Pattinson (New Moon)
Sam Worthington (Avatar)
Robert Downey Jr. (Sherlock Holmes)

BEST ACTRESS
Anne-Marie Duff (Nowhere Boy)
Carey Mulligan (An Education)
Zoe Saldana (Avatar)
Emily Blunt (The Young Victoria)
Melanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds)

BEST DIRECTOR
James Cameron (Avatar)
Neill Blomkamp (District 9)
JJ Abrams (Star Trek)
Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds)
Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker)

BEST BRITISH FILM
Harry Brown
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
An Education
Nowhere Boy
In The Loop

BEST FILM presented by Sony
Avatar
Star Trek
District 9
Inglourious Basterds
The Hurt Locker

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