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Felicity Jones crowned Best Actress as Rogue One and Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them triumph at this year’s Three Empire Awards

20 March 2017

Empire Legend Award handed to Sir Patrick Stewart

Tom Hiddleston picks up the Empire Hero Award

British film I, Daniel Blake picks up two Awards

The winners have been revealed for this year’s Three Empire Awards, which celebrates the best in film and entertainment of the past year, as voted for by movie fans. The latest 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, including Best Actor presented by Three for Eddie Redmayne’s performance as Newt Scamander, 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 presented by Sky Cinema award as well as Best Actress presented by Three for Felicity Jones and Best Director presented by VUE Entertainment for Gareth Edwards.

British film triumphed, with Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake taking home Best British Film presented by The Hollywood Reporter and Best Male Newcomer presented by Pure Organic for Dave Johns’ performance in the lead role, while the Oasis production Supersonic picked up Best Documentary presented by Green Tomato Cars.

The 22nd annual awards also bestowed three honorary titles during the evening: Tom Hiddleston received the Empire Hero award presented by Three; Luc Besson picked up the Empire Inspiration award; and Sir Patrick Stewart took home the Legend award.

In addition, Anya Taylor-Joy won Best Female Newcomer presented by London Hilton on Park Lane for her performance in The Witch.



Other films which took home awards included: The Greasy Strangler, which won Best Comedy presented by Absolute Radio; The Witch, awarded Best Horror presented by Monkey Shoulder; Bourne, which won Best Thriller presented by MCM Comic Con; A Monster Calls, which took Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy presented by Three; Deadpool received the Best Screenplay award; Finding Dory was named Best Animated Film; La La Land won Best Soundtrack; Doctor Strange received Best Visual Effects presented by VUE Entertainment, and Inner Workings was awarded Best Short Film.

The accolade for Best TV Series presented by Magic went to The Night Manager and the Best Game award went to Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.

The Three Empire Awards 2017 was hosted at Camden’s Roundhouse, the event’s first time in the venue. In attendance were nominees, presenters and other distinguished guests from the entertainment world including: Hugh Laurie, Dame Joan Collins, Sir Ian McKellen and Dan Stevens.


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

Doctor Strange - Disney

Deadpool – Twentieth Century Fox

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Disney

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – 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: A Star Wars Story - Disney

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – 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: A Star Wars Story - Disney

The Jungle Book - Disney

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them –Warner Bros.

Captain America: Civil War - Disney

Best Production Design

Winner: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Doctor Strange - Disney

Arrival - eOne

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them –Warner Bros.

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