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Empire Awards

Empire Award
22nd Empire Awards
Awarded for Excellence in cinematic achievements
Country United Kingdom
Presented by Empire
First awarded 1996
Last awarded March 20, 2016 (2016-03-20)
Website 2016 Official website

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

The 21st Empire Awards, the most recent ceremony, honoring films in 2015, was held on March 20, 2016[1] in London, England.[2] The awards are sponsored by Jameson Irish Whiskey since the 14th Empire Awards[3][4] and since then are officially called the Jameson Empire Awards.

Empire Awards categories

Award categories as of 2014

Retired awards

Honorary Empire Awards

Current honorary awards

As of the 19th Empire Awards these are the three awards which are currently 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
  • Legend Award: 2012 to 2013

Empire Special Honorary Awards

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


  1. ^ "James Nesbitt to host the Jameson Empire Awards 2015" (PDF) (Press release). Bauer Consumer Media. Premier. March 25, 2014. Retrieved October 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ Ojomu, Nola; Leyfield, James (March 30, 2014). "Tom Cruise cuts a dapper figure in an immaculate navy suit as he is named Legend Of Our Lifetime at the 2014 Empire Film awards". Mail Online. Associated Newspapers Ltd. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Jameson Empire Awards 2009 - Nominations" (Press release). Bauer Consumer Media. March 2, 2009. Archived from the original on May 8, 2009. 
  4. ^ Turney, Ewan (December 1, 2008). "Jameson to sponsor Empire Awards". William Reed Business Media. Archived from the original on October 1, 2014. Retrieved October 1, 2014. 

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