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2006
Best Newcomer Kelly Reilly, Mrs. Henderson Presents/Pride & Prejudice
Sony Ericsson Scene Of The Year 'The Birth Of Vader', Revenge Of The Sith
Best Comedy Team America: World Police
Best Thriller Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
Best Horror The Descent
Best Sci-fi/Fantasy Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith
Best Director Steve Box and Nick Park, Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit
Best Actor Johnny Depp, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
Best Actress Thandie Newton, Crash
Best British Movie Pride And Prejudice
Best Movie King Kong
Empire Inspiration Award Stephen Frears
Empire Icon Award Brian Cox
Outstanding Contribution To British Cinema The Harry Potter Films
The Lifetime Achievement Award Tony Curtis

2005
Best Newcomer Freddie Highmore, Finding Neverland
Best British Actress Kate Winslet, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
Best British Actor Paddy Considine, Dead Man's Shoes
Best British Director Matthew Vaughn, Layer Cake
Best British Film Shaun Of The Dead
Outstanding Contribution To British Cinema Working Title
Sony Ericsson Scene Of The Year 'The Balloon Sequence', Enduring Love
Best Actress Julie Delpy, Before Sunset
Best Actor Matt Damon, The Bourne Supremacy
The Empire Inspiration Award Pixar
Best Director Sam Raimi, Spider-Man 2
Best Film The Bourne Supremacy
Independent Spirit Award Kevin Smith
Icon Of The Decade Quentin Tarantino

2004
Best Newcomer Martine McCutcheon, Love Actually
Sony Ericsson Scene Of The Year 'Ride Of The Rohirrim', The Return Of The King
Best British Actress Emma Thompson, Love Actually
Best British Actor Andy Serkis, The Return Of The King
Best British Film Love Actually
Empire Independent Spirit Award Roger Corman
Best Actress Uma Thurman, Kill Bill Vol. 1
Best Actor Johnny Depp, Pirates Of The Caribbean
Empire Inspiration Award Ray Harryhausen
Best Director Quentin Tarantino, Kill Bill Vol. 1
Best Film The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King
Empire Career Achievement Award Sigourney Weaver

2003
Best Newcomer Rosamund Pike, Die Another Day
Sky Movies Best British Film 28 Days Later
Best British Actress Samantha Morton, Minority Report
Best British Actor Hugh Grant, About A Boy
Empire Independent Spirit Award Michael Winterbottom & Andrew Eaton
Best Actor Tom Cruise, Minority Report
Best Actress Kirsten Dunst, Spider-Man
Best Director Steven Spielberg, Minority Report
Best Film The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers
Sony Ericsson Scene Of The Year 'Yoda And Dooku's Duel', Attack Of The Clones
Empire Lifetime Achievement Award Dustin Hoffman

2002
Best Debut Orlando Bloom, The Fellowship Of The Ring
Best British Film Bridget Joness Diary
Best British Actress Kate Winslet, Enigma
Best British Actor Ewan McGregor, Moulin Rouge
Best Actor Elijah Wood, The Fellowship Of The Ring
Best Actress Nicole Kidman, Moulin Rouge
Best Director Baz Luhrmann, Moulin Rouge
Best Film The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring
Empire Independent Spirit Award Michael Mann
Empire Lifetime Achievement Award Christopher Lee

2001
Best British Film Billy Elliot
Best British Actress Julie Walters, Billy Elliot
Best British Actor Vinnie Jones, Snatch
Best British Director Guy Ritchie, Snatch
Best Actor Russell Crowe, Gladiator
Best Actress Connie Nielsen, Gladiator
Best Director Bryan Singer, X-Men
Best Film Gladiator
Empire Independent Spirit Award Aardman Animations
Empire Lifetime Achievement Award Richard Harris

2000
Best British Film Notting Hill
Best British Actress Helena Bonham Carter, Fight Club
Best British Actor Hugh Grant, Notting Hill
Best British Director Roger Michell, Notting Hill
Best Debut East Is East, Carrie-Anne Moss The Matrix
Best Actor Pierce Brosnan, The World Is Not Enough
Best Actress Gwyneth Paltrow, Shakespeare In Love
Best Director M. Night Shyamalan, The Sixth Sense
Best Film The Matrix
The Empire Movie Masterpiece Oliver Stone, JFK
Empire Independent Spirit Award Michael Caine
Special Award For Contribution To Cinema Industrial Light & Magic

1999
Best British Film Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels
Best British Actress Kate Winslet, Titanic
Best British Actor Peter Mullan, My Name Is Joe
Best British Director Peter Howitt, Sliding Doors
Best Debut Vinnie Jones, Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels
Best Actor Tom Hanks, Saving Private Ryan
Best Actress Cate Blanchett, Elizabeth
Best Director Steven Spielberg, Saving Private Ryan
Best Film Titanic
The Empire Movie Masterpiece The Exorcist
The Empire Inspiration Award Spike Lee
Empire Lifetime Achievement Award Bob Hoskins

1998
Best British Film The Full Monty
Best British Actress Kate Winslet, Hamlet
Best British Actor Ewan McGregor, A Life Less Ordinary
Best British Director Anthony Minghella, The English Patient
Best Debut Gary Oldman, Nil By Mouth
Best Actor Kevin Spacey, L.A. Confidential
Best Actress Joan Allen, The Crucible
Best Director Cameron Crowe, Jerry Maguire
Best Film Men In Black
Empire Lifetime Achievement Award Dennis Hopper

1997
Best British Film Trainspotting
Best British Actress Brenda Blethyn, Secrets And Lies
Best British Actor Ewan McGregor, Trainspotting
Best British Director Danny Boyle, Trainspotting
Best Debut Ewen Bremner, Trainspotting
Best Actor Morgan Freeman, Seven
Best Actress Frances McDormand, Fargo
Best Director Terry Gilliam, Twelve Monkeys
Best Film Seven
The Empire Inspiration Award The Monty Python Team
Empire Lifetime Achievement Award Freddie Francis

1996
Best British Film Shallow Grave
Best British Actress Kate Winslet, Heavenly Creatures
Best British Actor Ewan McGregor, Shallow Grave
Best British Director Danny Boyle, Trainspotting
Best Debut Bryan Singer, The Usual Suspects
Best Actor Nigel Hawthorne, The Madness Of King George
Best Actress Nicole Kidman, To Die For
Best Director Danny Boyle, Shallow Grave
Best Film Braveheart
Empire Lifetime Achievement Award Mike Leigh

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