Interstellar soars at the Empire Awards
by Naman Ramachandran
- Andy Serkis wins Best Actor, Rosamund Pike Best Actress
British director Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar [+see also:
film profile] has won Best Film and Best Director at the 20th Empire Awards. British actor Andy Serkis won Best Actor for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes while British actress Rosamund Pike won Best Actress for Gone Girl. The cast of HBO’s Game of Thrones, largely shot in Northern Ireland, was presented with the Empire Hero Award, the first time an Empire Award has gone to a television show. British actor Ralph Fiennes was accorded the Empire Legend honour. Taron Egerton was named Best Male Newcomer for starring in Kingsman: The Secret Service [+see also:
film profile], and the film also won Best British Film.
The Empire Awards are the only awards in the UK where the winners are decided by the votes of the cinema-going public.
The full list of winners is as follows:
Best Newcomer – Male
Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service)
Best Newcomer – Female
Karen Gillan (Guardians of the Galaxy/Oculus)
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Best British Film
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes)
Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)
Christopher Nolan (Interstellar)
Game of Thrones
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