The 2015 Jameson Empire Awards Nominations Announced

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jameson-empire-awardslogo-2015Just when you thought it was safe to say the awards season is truly over think again as Empire have announced 2015 edition of their Jameson Empire Awards.On March 29th the 20th edition of the awards will be held with Irish actor James Nesbitt the master of ceremonies  hosting this years awards.

Described as ‘relaxed, fun and funny‘ by Tom Cruise the 11 award ceremony celebrates the best in film especially those who don’t get the recognition they deserve in the big awards.It’s one of the few awards ceremonies you will see Blockbusters and independent film been equally celebrated. So its fantastic to see the likes of The Guest, The Babadook, Under The Skin running for honors next to The Theory of Everything, The Imitation Game.

The forerunner in the nominations is acclaimed World War II thriller The Imitation Game, receiving votes in six of the 11 categories, including: Jameson Best Actor; Best Actress; Best Director; Best Thriller; Best British Film, and Best Film. Other leading contenders with four nominations apiece are three firm favourites at the UK box office: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies and Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes — both ranking in the UK Box Office Top Five for 2014 — alongside recently released action spy thriller Kingsman: The Secret Service. And four critically acclaimed films, also popular with other awards bodies, have received three nominations each: Boyhood; Gone Girl; Interstellar; and The Theory Of Everything.

So will Boyhood succeed where it failed to to win at The Oscars? Will Eddie Redmayne win best actor again? There is no Birdman, Whiplash even The Grand Budapest Hotel so anything can happen. All be revealed on 29th March.

The full nominations for The 2015  Jameson Empire Awards are as follows…

Best NewcomerMale
Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood)
Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service)
Daniel Huttlestone (Into The Woods)
Jack O’Connell (Unbroken)
Dan Stevens (The Guest)

Best NewcomerFemale
Sophie Cookson (Kingsman: The Secret Service)
Carrie Coon (Gone Girl)
Essie Davis (The Babadook)
Karen Gillan (Guardians Of The Galaxy/Oculus)
Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle)

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy presented by MediCinema
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
Guardians Of The Galaxy
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies
X-Men: Days Of Future Past

Best Horror
The Babadook
The Guest
Under The Skin

Best Comedy presented by Absolute Radio
22 Jump Street
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Inbetweeners 2
The LEGO® Movie

Best Thriller presented by Corinthia Hotel London
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Gone Girl
The Imitation Game
Kingsman: The Secret Service

Best British Film
The Imitation Game
Kingsman: The Secret Service
The Theory Of Everything
Under The Skin

Jameson Best Actor
Richard Armitage (The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies)
Bradley Cooper (American Sniper)
Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game)
Eddie Redmayne (The Theory Of Everything)
Andy Serkis (Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes)

Best Actress
Emily Blunt (Edge Of Tomorrow)
Felicity Jones (The Theory Of Everything)
Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game)
Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)
Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina)

Best Director
Peter Jackson (The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies)
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
Christopher Nolan (Interstellar)
Matt Reeves (Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes)
Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game)

Best Film
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies
The Imitation Game