Star Wars: The Last Jedi Lead The 2018 Empire Awards Nominations

The force is strong today as Empire Magazine unveils the nominations for its 2018 Empire Awards. Star Wars: The Last Jedi leads the pack this year with nine nominations. Rian Johnson’s movie is up for Best Film, Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Best Actress, Best Actor and Best Director.

The Last Jedi has fierce competition, battling it out for the coveted Best Film award are Get Out, Call Me By Your Name, Thor: Ragnarok and Wonder Woman.

The awards continue to celebrate the diverse and rich talent within the film industry and this year’s shortlist is no exception. Unlike the Golden Globes, the Empire Awards feature a woman in the Best Director category  Patty Jenkins is nominated for the female-fronted commercial and critical success that was Wonder Woman. The film also picks up a nomination in the Best Film category and its star, Gal Gadot, is nominated for Best Actress.

Gadot takes on Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip) and Emma Watson (Beauty And The Beast).

Golden Globe winner Gary Oldman is nominated in the coveted Best Actor category for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour. He takes on Hugh Jackman (Logan), John Boyega (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Andy Serkis (War For The Planet Of The Apes) and Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name).

In the Best TV Series category The Crown takes on Big Little Lies and Stranger Things 2, while the shows’ stars, Claire Foy, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Millie Bobby Brown, will fight it out to be crowned Best TV Actress.

The iconic awards show celebrates the best in film and TV, voted for by genuine film fans, held at a star-studded event attended by some of the biggest and best-loved names in entertainment. The films and TV shows nominated may not always be the first choice for likes of the Oscars. This makes this the perfect fan based Awards ceremony.

If you’re wondering why The Shape Of Water or Lady Bird hasn’t made the list, is because they haven’t been released in the UK yet.

The Empire Awards will be held on Sunday, March 18 at The Roundhouse, Camden.


Best Film, presented by Sky Cinema

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

Best Director, presented by Vue Entertainment

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

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

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

Best Actress

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

Best Actor

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

Best Screenplay

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

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy

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

Best British Film, presented by The Hollywood Reporter

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

Best Horror

The Autopsy Of Jane Doe
Get Out

Best Documentary

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

Best Comedy, presented by Monkey Shoulder

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

Best Thriller, presented by Absolute Radio

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

Best Animated Film

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

Best Soundtrack

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

Best Costume Design

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

Best Production Design

Baby Driver
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

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

Best TV Series

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

Best TV Actress

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

Best TV Actor

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

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The founder of The People's Movies, started the site 20th November 2008.The site has excelled past all expectations with many only giving the site months and it's still going strong. A lover of French Thrillers, Post Apocalyptic films, Asian cinema. 2009 started Cinehouse to start his 'cinema education' learning their is life outside mainstream cinema. Outside of film, love to travel with Sorrento, Guangzhou and Manchester all favourite destinations.Musically loves David Bowie, Fishbone, Radiohead.

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