The Force Is Strong At The Rakuten TV Empire Awards As The Last Jedi Wins Big

The Force Is Strong At The Rakuten TV Empire Awards As The Last Jedi Wins Big

The winners have been revealed for this year’s Rakuten TV Empire Awards, which celebrates the best in film and entertainment of the past year, as voted for by movie fans. Box-office phenomenon Star Wars: The Last Jedi picked up the most awards on the night including the prestigious Best Film (presented by Sky Cinema) honour. Daisy Ridley also attended to collect her award for Best Actress (presented by Rakuten TV), as did Rian Johnson who was chosen as Best Director (presented by Vue Entertainment). The film was also honoured in the Visual Effects and Costume categories. Star Wars hero Mark Hamill was there to round off the sci-fi epic’s celebrations and was honoured with Empire’s Icon Award (presented by BMW).

Titan of cinema Steven Spielberg also attended the 23rd annual awards to receive Empire’s Legend of Our Lifetime Award (presented by Rakuten TV). Empire bestowed two further honourary awards at the ceremony to celebrate the industry’s greatest talents. Firstly, Amma Asante (A United Kingdom) was awarded the Empire Inspiration Award in recognition of her commitment to British filmmaking and her importance as a trailblazer for female filmmakers and people of colour. Baby Driver director Edgar Wright was also celebrated with Empire’s brand-new Visionary Award.

Hollywood mega-star Hugh Jackman attended to collect the Best Actor Award (presented by Rakuten TV) for his definitive lead performance in critically-acclaimed fan-favourite Logan. Jackman was joined by his talented young co-star Dafne Keen who was voted Best Female Newcomer (presented by Hilton Park Lane).

The flag for British film and television was flying high, with God’s Own Country in particular taking home Best British Film (presented by The Hollywood Reporter), and Josh O’Connor picking up Best Male Newcomer for his role as Johnny Saxby in the film. Whilst in the world of TV, The Crown picked up the award for Best TV Series (presented by Three).

Empire’s Editor-In-Chief Terri White commented: “This year’s Empire Awards might just be the most exciting yet! It was a hugely important year for cinema, both on screen and off, and from Get Out to Wonder Women to Star Wars: The Last Jedi and God’s Own Country, I’m thrilled to see such a rich, diverse and diverse group of winners. The Empire readers really know their stuff”

Other awards won on the night included: Best Actress in a TV Series, which went to Nicole Kidman for her role in Big Little Lies and Best Actor In A TV Series, which was awarded to Jason Isaacs for his role in Star Trek: Discovery; Get Out, which won Best Horror and Best Screenplay and Wonder Woman, which was awarded Best Sci-Fi/ Fantasy (presented by Three); The Death Of Stalin won Best Comedy, (presented by Monkey Shoulder) and Kingsman: The Golden Circle received Best Thriller (presented by Absolute Radio). Best Documentary went to I Am Not Your Negro, and Best Animated Film was awarded to Coco; Baby Driver was voted the winner of Best Soundtrack and Best Production Design; Best Make-Up and Hairstyling was awarded to Beauty and the Beast.

THE 2018 EMPIRE NOMINATIONS & WINNERS

EMPIRE ‘LEGEND OF OUR LIFETIME’ AWARD, PRESENTED BY RAKUTEN TV

· Honouree: Steven Spielberg

EMPIRE ICON PRESENTED BY BMW

· Honouree: Mark Hamill

EMPIRE INSPIRATION AWARD

· Honouree: Amma Asante

EMPIRE VISIONARY AWARD

· Honouree: Edgar Wright

BEST FILM, PRESENTED BY SKY CINEMA

Winner: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Get Out
Call Me By Your Name
Thor: Ragnarok
Wonder Woman

BEST DIRECTOR, PRESENTED BY VUE ENTERTAINMENT

Winner: Rian Johnson – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Edgar Wright – Baby Driver
Jordan Peele – Get Out
Patty Jenkins – Wonder Woman
Taika Waititi – Thor: Ragnarok

BEST MALE NEWCOMER

Winner: Josh O’Connor — God’s Own Country
Fionn Whitehead – Dunkirk
Ansel Elgort – Baby Driver
Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out
Timothée Chalamet – Call Me By Your Name

BEST FEMALE NEWCOMER: THE HILTON PARK LANE

Winner: Dafne Keen – Logan
Emily Beecham – Daphne
Florence Pugh – Lady Macbeth
Tessa Thompson – Thor: Ragnarok
Kelly Marie Tran – Star Wars: The Last Jedi

BEST ACTRESS, PRESENTED BY RAKUTEN TV

Winner: Daisy Ridley – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Gal Gadot – Wonder Woman
Frances McDormand – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Tiffany Haddish – Girls Trip
Emma Watson – Beauty And The Beast

BEST ACTOR, PRESENTED BY RAKUTEN TV

Winner: Hugh Jackman – Logan
John Boyega – Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Andy Serkis — War For The Planet Of The Apes
Armie Hammer – Call Me By Your Name
Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour

BEST SCREENPLAY

Winner: Get Out
God’s Own Country
Call Me By Your Name
The Death Of Stalin
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST SCI-FI/FANTASY, PRESENTED BY THREE

Winner: Wonder Woman
Logan
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Thor: Ragnarok
Blade Runner 2049

BEST BRITISH FILM, PRESENTED BY THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Winner: God’s Own Country
The Death Of Stalin
Dunkirk
The Darkest Hour
Paddington 2

BEST HORROR

Winner: Get Out
Mother!
The Autopsy Of Jane Doe
It
Split

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Winner: I Am Not Your Negro
I Called Him Morgan
City Of Ghosts
An Inconvenient Sequel
Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond

BEST COMEDY, PRESENTED BY MONKEY SHOULDER

Winner: The Death Of Stalin
Toni Erdmann
The Big Sick
The Disaster Artist
Girls Trip

BEST THRILLER, PRESENTED BY ABSOLUTE RADIO

Winner: Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Baby Driver
John Wick: Chapter 2
The Handmaiden
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST ANIMATED FILM

Winner: Coco
The Lego Batman Movie
My Life As A Courgette
The Red Turtle
Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

BEST SOUNDTRACK

Winner: Baby Driver
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
Logan Lucky
Beauty And The Beast
Call Me By Your Name

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Winner: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
The Greatest Showman
The Death Of Stalin
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
Thor: Ragnarok

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Baby Driver
Dunkirk
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
Thor: Ragnarok
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS, PRESENTED BY VUE ENTERTAINMENT

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
War For The Planet Of The Apes
Thor: Ragnarok
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Ghost In The Shell

BEST MAKE-UP AND HAIRSTYLING

Winner: Beauty And The Beast
Murder On The Orient Express
The Greatest Showman
Thor: Ragnarok
Ghost In The Shell

BEST TV SERIES, PRESENTED BY THREE

Winner: The Crown
The Handmaid’s Tale
Big Little Lies
Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series
Stranger Things 2

BEST ACTRESS IN A TV SERIES

Winner: Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies)
Claire Foy (The Crown)
Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies)
Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things 2)

BEST ACTOR IN A TV SERIES

Winner: Jason Isaacs (Star Trek: Discovery)
Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies)
Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series)
Matt Smith (The Crown)
Dan Stevens (Legion)

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