Stars of the film world gathered on Sunday 25th March to celebrate the Jameson Empire Awards 2012 and to witness what has been an outstanding success for British film and British acting talent.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy dominated the awards, winning Best Thriller, Best British Film and Best Actor for Gary Oldman; closely followed by Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part 2 which was awarded Best Director for David Yates and Best Film. The night also saw Kenneth Branagh’s Thor win Best Sci-Fi, Ben Palmer’s The Inbetweeners win Best Comedy and Ben Wheatley’s Kill List win Best Horror.
Further to Gary Oldman’s deserving win, British actors continued to lead the awards with Olivia Colman winning Best Actress for her role in Paddy Considine’s Tyrannosaur, Michael Fassbender won the Empire Hero award and two of Britain’s rising stars won Best Newcomer – Tom Hiddleston for Thor and Felicity Jones for Like Crazy. Tim Burton was honoured with the Empire Legend award.
Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn shook off competition from Hugo, Harry Potter, Transformers and Thor to win The Art of 3D award and Ron Howard
was honoured with the Empire Inspiration award.
This year aspiring film makers from around the world flooded the popular amateur filmmaking award Done In 60 Seconds with their entries and the finalists include fantastic one-minute reprisals of films such as War Horse, Tinker Tailor Solider Spy and The King’s Speech. However, there can only be one winner, and the judging panel, which included award-winning British actor and comedian, Chris O’Dowd, presenter Alex Zane, film director Gareth Edwards and Empire Editor Mark Dinning awarded the prize to Indira Suleimenova for Black Swan.
The Jameson Empire Awards are held after the industry voted events and are one of the only film awards to be voted for entirely by the public. Held at Grosvenor House Hotel and hosted for the first time by Lauren Laverne and Empire’s Chris Hewitt, stars in attendance included Gary Oldman, Danny De Vito, Agyness Deyn, Berenice Marlohe, James McAvoy, Tom Hiddleston, Harry Hill and Michael Fassbender.
Mark Dinning, Empire’s Editor, said: “British movies have ruled the world in the past year, and we are delighted to see them rule the roost here tonight, too. The readers of Empire are the smartest academy out there and this year they have picked the very best winners from a terrific 12 months. With the Olympics and Euro 2012 just around the corner, our homegrown movie heroes have tonight kicked off a year we hope is packed with British triumph.”
Here’s The Jameson Empire Awards 2012 Winners List:
The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn
Best Male Newcomer
Best Female Newcomer
The Inbetweeners Movie
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Jameson Best Actor
Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)
Olivia Colman (Tyrannosaur)
Best British Film
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Best Film presented by Sky Movies
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part 2
David Yates – Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Done In 60 Seconds
Indira Suleimenova for Black Swan
So are you happy do you think these are the right awards? Anyone missed out? Love to know your thoughts, leave them below in comments section.Fingers crossed Empire may remember us next years awards and possibly we can bring you a live blog from the red carpet.