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Tinker Tailor wins at Empire awards

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- Last Harry Potter instalment scores a double strike

Tinker Tailor wins at Empire awards

After being overshadowed by The Artist [+see also:
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interview: Michel Hazanavicius
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for most of the awards season, Tomas Alfredson’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy [+see also:
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won three gongs at the annual Empire awards – Best British Film, Best Thriller and Best Actor for Gary Oldman (pictured). Olivia Colman (pictured) won Best Actress for Tyrannosaur [+see also:
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Writer Peter Straughan said, “I think it’s lovely that we won Best Thriller for a film where the most nail-biting scene is someone stealing a file from a library.” Gary Oldman said, “It’s a veteran’s win. This is a very special award because it isn’t political. There’s no agenda, it’s just movie fans. And I will cherish this - thank you very much.” The readers of popular magazine Empire vote for the awards.

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Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part 2 [+see also:
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won Best Film and Best Director for David Yates. “Anyone who's ever directed a movie like this knows that it's a huge great family that helps bring these movies to fruition and makes them what they are. Thank you Empire; it’s a real treat to get this from people who love movies. We worked for so long and hard to finish the final movie, and I think our memories are working in the snow and rain and winter to finish it, so we’re very pleased that it's been so well received.”

Complete list of winners

Best Film
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part 2
Best Director
David Yates
Best British Film
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Best Actor
Gary Oldman - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Best Actress
Olivia Colman - Tyrannosaur
Best Thriller
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Best Sci-Fi
Thor
Best Comedy
The Inbetweeners [+see also:
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Best Horror
Kill List
Best Male Newcomer
Tom Hiddleston - Thor
Best Female Newcomer
Felicity Jones - Like Crazy
Empire Hero Award
Michael Fassbender
Empire Legend Award
Tim Burton
The Art of 3D Award
The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn
Empire Inspiration Award
Ron Howard

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