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Empire Awards

Award for professionals in the local and global film industry

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Empire Award
Current: 23rd Empire Awards
An Empire award
Awarded forExcellence in cinematic achievements
CountryUnited Kingdom
Presented byEmpire
First awarded1996
Last awardedMarch 18, 2018 (2018-03-18)
Website2016 Official website

The Empire Awards was an annual British awards ceremony honouring cinematic achievements in the local and global film industry. Winners were awarded the Empire Award statuette. The awards, first presented in 1996, were presented by the British film magazine Empire with the winners voted by the readers of the magazine.

The 23rd Empire Awards is the final ceremony, honouring films in 2017, was held on 18 March 2018 in London, England.[1] The awards were sponsored by Jameson Irish Whiskey from the 14th Empire Awards[2][3] and were thenceforth officially called the Jameson Empire Awards. The official sponsor of the Awards changed to Rakuten TV for the 23rd Empire Awards. Since 2018, the Empire Awards have discontinued for unknown reasons.

Empire Awards categories

Award categories

Retired awards

Honorary Empire Awards

Honorary awards

As of the 19th Empire Awards four honorary awards were handed out:

Retired honorary awards

  • Contribution to Cinema Award: 2000 only
  • Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema Award: 2005 to 2006; Outstanding Contribution To British Film: 2008 to 2010; Outstanding Contribution: 2013 only
  • Independent Spirit Award: 2002 to 2005
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: 1996 to 2003; 2006; Career Achievement Award: 2004 only
  • Movie Masterpiece Award: 1999 to 2000

Empire Special Honorary Awards

  • Actor Of Our Lifetime: 2009 only
  • Action Hero of Our Lifetime: 2014 only
  • Legend of Our Lifetime: 2014; 2018
  • Icon of the Decade: 2005 only
  • Heath Ledger Tribute: 2009 only

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  1. ^ Dyer, James. "Vote For The 2018 Three Empire Awards:Final Round". Empire. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Jameson Empire Awards 2009 - Nominations" (Press release). Bauer Consumer Media. March 2, 2009. Archived from the original on May 8, 2009.
  3. ^ Turney, Ewan (December 1, 2008). "Jameson to sponsor Empire Awards". Morningadvertiser.co.uk. William Reed Business Media. Archived from the original on October 1, 2014. Retrieved October 1, 2014.

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