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‘Interstellar’ wins Film, Director at Empire Awards

LONDON — Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” reigned at the 20th Jameson Empire Awards, which is voted for by readers of Empire magazine.

“Interstellar” took the awards for director and film, and Nolan was also honored with the Empire Inspiration award, presented to him by “Interstellar” actress Jessica Chastain. Star of “Man of Steel” and the forthcoming “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice,” both produced by Nolan, Henry Cavill presented the director award, while Kit Harington and Peter Firth, stars of “Spooks: The Greater Good,” presented the film award.

The cast of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” received the Empire Hero Award in celebration of the popularity of the series, marking the first time an Empire Award has gone to a TV show. As previously announced, the Empire Legend honor went to Ralph Fiennes, who received his award from Liam Neeson.

Andy Serkis picked up the actor award for his role as Caesar in “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” presented to him by Bond star Olga Kurylenko. Best actress went to “Gone Girl” star Rosamund Pike.

The newcomer categories recognized rising British stars, with Karen Gillan collecting female newcomer, for her roles in both “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Oculus,” and Taron Egerton, star of “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” named best male newcomer.

“Kingsman: The Secret Service” took the award for best British film. Stars Mark Strong, Sophie Cookson and Sofia Boutella joined writer Jane Goldman and original comic-book creators Dave Gibbons and Mark Millar to collect the award from James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe, co-stars in the forthcoming “Victor Frankenstein.”

THE JAMESON EMPIRE AWARDS 2015 WINNERS IN FULL
NEWCOMER — MALE
Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood)
Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service) — WINNER
Daniel Huttlestone (Into the Woods)
Jack O’Connell (Unbroken)
Dan Stevens (The Guest)

NEWCOMER — FEMALE
Sophie Cookson (Kingsman: The Secret Service)
Carrie Coon (Gone Girl)
Essie Davis (The Babadook)
Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy/Oculus) — WINNER
Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle)

SCI-FI/FANTASY
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Interstellar
X-Men: Days of Future Past — WINNER

HORROR
Annabelle
The Babadook — WINNER
The Guest
Oculus
Under the Skin

COMEDY
22 Jump Street
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Inbetweeners 2
The LEGO Movie
Paddington — WINNER

THRILLER
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Gone Girl
The Imitation Game — WINNER
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Locke

BRITISH FILM
The Imitation Game
Kingsman: The Secret Service — WINNER
Paddington
The Theory of Everything
Under the Skin

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) — WINNER

ACTRESS
Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow)
Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything)
Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game)
Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) — WINNER
Alicia Vikander (Ex Machina)

DIRECTOR
Peter Jackson (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies)
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
Christopher Nolan (Interstellar) — WINNER
Matt Reeves (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes)
Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game)

FILM
Boyhood
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
The Imitation Game
Interstellar — WINNER

DONE IN 60 SECONDS
UK: Ghostbusters — Oliver Jones & Robert Kenyon — WINNER
Russia: The Grand Budapest Limited — Olga Goldfarb & Daria Mikhailova
Bulgaria: Braveheart – Dimitar Kostadinov & Nataliya Petkova
Armenia: Harry Potter – Mkhitar Danielyan & Aram Hayrapetyan

EMPIRE HERO
Game of Thrones

EMPIRE INSPIRATION
Christopher Nolan

EMPIRE LEGEND
Ralph Fiennes

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