George Lucas: Hi, it's a great privilege to be honoured by Empire magazine and all th fans who have made the Star Wars films so popular. I'm sorry I can't be at the ceremony today, I am locked in a room trying to finish Indiana Jones so I have sent the reason that I make science fiction films, the monster I work with, the wild man Rick McCallum.
Rick McCallum: This is only the second award we've ever one so thank you very much!
Anthony Daniels: And I normally introduce myself by saying "Hallo, I am C-3P0, human cyborg relations with my counterpart R2D2," but it's not entirely appropriate tonight 'cause R2 couldn't make it so Rick's standing in. Also, 3P0 isn't actually aware of the cover of Empire magazine that had Vader on and when you opened it it breathed, heavily. I just didn't dare show it, because he doesn't actually realise that Darth is his daddy. So please don't tell him ok? But I would like to thank Empire and the readers of Empire and all the fans that have voted for this award and have actually kept me in work for 30 years. Thank you very much!