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Interstellar soars at the Empire Awards


- Andy Serkis wins Best Actor, Rosamund Pike Best Actress

Interstellar soars at the Empire Awards
Ralph Fiennes clutching his Empire Legend Award

British director Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar [+see also:
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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:
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, and the film also won Best British Film.

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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)

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy
X-Men: Days of Future Past 

Best Horror
The Babadook 

Best Comedy
Paddington [+see also:
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Best Thriller
The Imitation Game [+see also:
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Best British Film
Kingsman: The Secret Service

Best Actor
Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes)

Best Actress
Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)

Best Director
Christopher Nolan (Interstellar

Best Film

Empire Hero
Game of Thrones 

Empire Inspiration
Christopher Nolan

Empire Legend
Ralph Fiennes

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