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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Triumphs at the Jameson Empire Awards

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Triumphs at the Jameson Empire Awards

If J.J. Abrams and Matt Damon felt a little blue on Oscar night when they went away empty-handed, they got a belated consolation prize at the Jameson Empire Awards presented by Jameson Whiskey and Empire Magazine in London Sunday night. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” took home the most awards, five, including Best Director. Director Paul Greengrass, who has recently reunited with Damon on the upcoming “Jason Bourne” sequel, gave Damon the Jameson Best Actor award for “The Martian,” while Best Actress went to Oscar-winning supporting actress Alicia Vikander for “The Danish Girl.” 
 
Hosted by David Walliams, these awards reflect a UK-friendly and populist sensibility. See the full list of winners below. 

“The Force Awakens” took Best Visual Effects, Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy (collected by Anthony Daniels as C-3PO), and Best Male and Female Newcomer awards to John Boyega and Daisy Ridley, who accepted their trophies.

 
Three honorary awards were bestowed by Empire Magazine: Winning the Empire Legend Award, posthumously, was the late Alan Rickman. Shane Meadows presented British actor-director Paddy Considine with the Empire Inspiration award and Miranda Richardson, currently filming “Churchill” with American character actor Stanley Tucci (“The Hunger Games” and “Spotlight”) presented him with the Empire Hero award. 
 
Best British Film and Best Thriller went to “Spectre” (accepted by director Sam Mendes) and Best Film was “The Revenant.”  Best Horror went to “The Hallow” and Best Comedy to “Spy.” 

Best TV Series, presented this year for the first time, went to “This Is England ’90,” collected by Series director and co-writer Shane Meadows and cast members Thomas Turgoose, Jo Hartley and Chanel Cresswell.
 
Besides Vikander, Oscar-winners taking home more awards included “Inside Out” for Best Animation, “Amy” for Best Documentary, “The Big Short” for Best Screenplay, while unlike the Oscars “World Of Tomorrow won Best Short Film. “Mad Max: Fury Road” also triumphed in the newly introduced craft categories, taking four awards in total for Best Soundtrack; Best Costume Design; Best Make-Up And Hairstyling; and Best Production Design.
 
THE JAMESON EMPIRE AWARDS 2016 WINNERS IN FULL
 
BEST COMEDY presented by Absolute Radio
Spy
BEST SCI-FI/FANTASY
Star Wars: The Force Awakens 
 
BEST HORROR
The Hallow
BEST THRILLER presented by Corinthia Hotel London
Spectre 
 
BEST MALE NEWCOMER
John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) 
BEST FEMALE NEWCOMER presented by the Forever Hope Foundation
Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) 
 
BEST BRITISH FILM presented by The Hollywood Reporter
Spectre 
 
BEST FILM presented by Sky Movies
The Revenant
 
BEST TV SERIES presented by Wuaki TV
This Is England ’90 
 
BEST DIRECTOR presented by Vue Entertainment
J. J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)     
 
BEST ACTRESS
Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) 
 
BEST ACTOR
Matt Damon (The Martian) 
BEST SCREENPLAY
The Big Short — Charles Randolph, Adam McKay
BEST ANIMATED FILM
Inside Out 
 
BEST DOCUMENTARY
Amy
 
BEST SOUNDTRACK
Mad Max: Fury Road
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Mad Max: Fury Road
BEST MAKE-UP AND HAIRSTYLING
Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Star Wars: The Force Awakens 
 
BEST SHORT FILM presented by Jameson Irish Whiskey
World Of Tomorrow 
 
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Mad Max: Fury Road 
BEST GAME presented by the Forever Hope Foundation
Batman: Arkham Knight — WINNER
WINNER EMPIRE LEGEND
Alan Rickman
WINNER EMPIRE HERO
Stanley Tucci
WINNER EMPIRE INSPIRATION presented by Jameson Irish Whiskey
Paddy Considine

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