Star Wars movie grabs five awards at Empire Awards

Star Wars movie grabs five awards at Empire Awards

- Star Wars movie took home five awards at the just ended Empire Awards.

- The best movie went to The Revenant.

- Mad Max also grabbed four awards on the night.

Star Wars movie grabs five awards at Empire Awards

Ridley (left) and Boyega were named best female and male newcomer respectively

The blockbuster Star Wars movie has won big at this year's Empire Awards, with five awards.

Sci-fi blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens trumped over Mad Max: Fury Road which won four awards.

The Star Wars movie took home best sci-fi/fantasy and was also honoured for its visual effects, director JJ Abrams and stars John Boyega and Daisy Ridley. Mad Max on the other hand, also received awards for for its make-up, costumes, soundtrack and production design at the central London event.

The award for best film award went to The Revenant. Other award winners on the night were Matt Damon who won the best actor award for The Martian, while Sweden's Alicia Vikander won best actress for The Danish Girl.

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Spectre, Spy and The Hallow were named best thriller, comedy and horror respectively at a ceremony hosted by the writer and comedian David Walliams. Spectre, the latest in the James Bond series, also won the award for best British film, a prize collected in person by director Sam Mendes.

Actor and film-maker Paddy Considine was presented with the Empire Inspiration award by director Shane Meadows, who was honoured in turn for his Channel 4 TV series This is England '90. Stanley Tucci was presented with the Empire Hero award by his friend Miranda Richardson, returning a favour the US actor did her at an awards event last year.

Actor Alan Rickman was posthumously presented  with the UK film magazine's Legend award at an event that also saw prizes go to the documentary Amy, Pixar animation Inside Out and financial crisis comedy The Big Short.

Mad Max: Fury Road had gone into Sunday's awards with 10 nominations to Star Wars: The Force Awakens' nine.

 

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