Fantastic Beasts Wins 4 At Empire Movie Awards

, , Leave a comment


The force was stronger and no-majs celebrated at Camden’s Roundhouse, (not) far far away as the winners of this year’s Three Empire Awards were announced. The 22nd Annual awards hosted by UK’s leading Movie Magazine Empire which celebrate the best in film and entertainment of the past year, as voted for by movie fans.

The first spin-off instalment from the Harry Potter wizarding world, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, picked up the most awards on the night with four accolades in total. With Eddie Redmayne’s performance as Newt Scamander earned him the Best actor with the movie also picking up Best Production Design, Best Costume Design and Best Make-Up And Hairstyling. The force was also strong for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which scored a hat-trick, claiming the coveted Best Film award as well as Best Actress for Felicity Jones and Best Director for Gareth Edwards.No surprise there for the movie man said was better than the recent episode 7.

We were pleased that Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake taking home Best British Film with Dave Johns’ performance in the lead role as  Daniel Blake winning Best Male Newcomer.

The 22nd annual awards also bestowed three honorary titles during the evening: Tom Hiddleston received the Empire Hero award, Luc Besson picked up the Empire Inspiration award; Sir Patrick Stewart took home the Legend award. All Three deserving of their accolade

In other awards, Anya Taylor-Joy won Best Female Newcomer for her performance in The Witch with the movie picking up best horror. The Greasy Strangler, which won Best Comedy, Bourne, which won Best Thriller, A Monster Calls, which took Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Deadpool received the Best Screenplay award; Finding Dory was named Best Animated Film. Surprisingly La La Land only won one award and that was for Best Soundtrack; Doctor Strange received Best Visual Effects.

Tonight’s event wasn’t all about the big screen with the accolade for Best TV Series went to The Night Manager a lineup that included Game Of Thrones, Stranger Things and Sherlock.

Empire’s Editor-In-Chief Terri White commented: “Once again, the Three Empire Awards stands out as the awards ceremony that truly reflects the feelings of film fans. From Rogue One to Fantastic Beasts and Deadpool, we were thrilled to be able to recognise the films that packed out cinemas last year. Not only that, but we recognised some of the biggest and most exciting talents in the industry today, naming Tom Hiddleston our Hero, Sir Patrick Stewart our Legend and Luc Besson our inspiration. What a night!

Full list of 2017 nominations and winners

Empire Hero presented by Three

· Tom Hiddleston

Empire Inspiration Award

· Luc Besson

Empire Legend Award

· Sir Patrick Stewart

Best Male Newcomer – presented by Pure Organic

· Winner: Dave Johns (I, Daniel Blake) – eOne
· Julian Dennison (Hunt For The Wilderpeople) – Vertigo
· Lewis MacDougall (A Monster Calls) – eOne
· Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) – Disney
· Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil War) – Disney

Best Female Newcomer – presented by The London Hilton on Park Lane

· Winner: Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) – Universal
· Sennia Nanua (The Girl With All The Gifts) – Warner Bros.
· Sasha Lane (American Honey) – Universal
· Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake) – eOne
· Angourie Rice (The Nice Guys) – Icon

Best Sci-fi/Fantasy – presented by Three

· Winner: A Monster Calls – eOne
· Arrival – eOne
· Doctor Strange – Disney
· Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Disney
· 10 Cloverfield Lane – Paramount

Best Comedy – presented by Absolute Radio

· Winner: The Greasy Strangler – Picturehouse
· Hunt For The Wilderpeople – Vertigo
· Deadpool – Twentieth Century Fox
· The Nice Guys – Icon
· Ghostbusters – Sony

Best Horror – presented by Monkey Shoulder

· Winner: The Witch – Universal
· Under The Shadow – Vertigo
· Green Room – Altitude
· The Conjuring 2 – Warner Bros.
· Don’t Breathe- Sony

Best Thriller – presented by MCM Comic con

· Winner: Jason Bourne – Universal
· Captain America: Civil War – Disney
· Victoria – Curzon
· Nocturnal Animals – Universal
· Hell Or High Water – Studiocanal

Best British Film – presented by The Hollywood Reporter

· Winner: I, Daniel Blake – eOne
· High Rise – Studiocanal
· The Girl With All The Gifts – Warner Bros.
· Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them – Warner Bros.
· Eddie The Eagle – Twentieth Century Fox

Best Actor – presented by Three

· Winner: Eddie Redmayne (Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them) – Warner Bros.Ryan Gosling (La La Land) – Lionsgate
· Casey Affleck (Manchester By The Sea) – Studiocanal
· Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) – Fox
· Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange) – Disney


Best Actress – presented by Three

· Winner: Felicity Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) – Disney
· Natalie Portman (Jackie) – eOne
· Amy Adams (Arrival) – eOne
· Ruth Negga (Loving) – Universal
· Emma Stone (La La Land) – Lionsgate

Best Director – presented by VUE entertainment

· Winner: Gareth Edwards (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) – Disney
· Taika Waititi (Hunt For The Wilderpeople) – Vertigo
· Denis Villeneuve (Arrival) – eOne
· Ken Loach (I, Daniel Blake) – eOne
· Andrea Arnold (American Honey) – Universal

Best Film – presented by Sky Cinema

· Winner: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Disney
· Hunt For The Wilderpeople – Vertigo
· Arrival – eOne
· La La Land – Lionsgate
· Deadpool – Twentieth Century Fox

Best TV Series – presented by Magic Radio

· Winner: The Night Manager – BBC
· Game of Thrones – Sky
· Stranger Things – Netflix
· Sherlock – BBC
· Westworld – Sky

Best Documentary – presented by Green Tomato cars

· Winner: Supersonic
· 13th – Netflix
· Weiner – Curzon
· My Scientology Movie – Altitude
· The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – Studiocanal

Best Screenplay

· Winner: Deadpool
· Deadpool – Twentieth Century Fox
· Arrival – eOne
· The Nice Guys – Icon
· I, Daniel Blake – eOne
· Hell or High Water – Studiocanal

Best Animated Film

· Winner: Finding Dory
· Kubo And The Two Strings – Universal
· Finding Dory – Disney
. Anomalisa – Curzon
· Moana – Disney
· Your Name – National Amusements

Best Soundtrack

· Winner: La La Land
· Sing Street – Lionsgate
· The Greasy Strangler – Picturehouse
· La La Land- Lionsgate
· Arrival – eOne
· Moana – Disney

Best Costume Design

· Winner: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
· Dr Strange – Disney
· Deadpool – Twentieth Century Fox
· Rogue One – Disney
· Fantastic Beasts – Warner Bros.
· Captain America: Civil War – Disney

Best Make-Up and Hairstyling

· Winner: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
· Suicide Squad – Warner Bros.
· Rogue One – Disney
· Fantastic Beasts – Warner Bros.
· The Neon Demon – Icon
· Star Trek: Beyond – Paramount

Best Short Film

· Winner: Disney’s Inner Workings
· Piper – Disney
· Town vs Gown – Independent
· Disney’s Inner Workings – Disney
· Thunder Road – Independent
· Borrowed Time – Disney

Best Visual Effects – presented by Vue Entertainment

· Winner: Doctor Strange
· Doctor Strange – Disney
· Rogue One – Disney
· The Jungle Book – Disney
· Fantastic Beasts –Warner Bros.
· Captain America: Civil War – Disney

Best Production Design

· Winner: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
· Doctor Strange – Disney
· Arrival – eOne
· La La Land – Lionsgate
· Rogue One – Disney
· Fantastic Beasts – Warner Bros.

Best Video Game

· Winner: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
· Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
· Overwatch
· Battlefield 1
· FIFA 17
· The Last Guardian