The Sony Ericsson Empire Awards 2008

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Best Newcomer
Sam Riley, Control

Best Newcomer, Control's Sam Riley

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Interview with Sam Riley
The Acceptance Speech
"Thank you very much the readers of Empire for voting for me. I'd like to thank Anton for giving me such an incredible opportunity and Harry, James, Craig and Joe and Samantha and, of course, Alexandra, for making my first experience so enjoyable and I hope that I'll be working with some of you again or for the first time. You can tell I'm nervous, thank you very much."

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What Empire Said
"Just as those films made stars of their young leads - Albert Finney, Rita Tushingham and Tom Courtenay respectively - so Control acts as an impressive calling card for its star, newcomer Sam Riley." Read more...

Also Nominated
Shia LaBeouf, Transformers
Saoirse Ronan, Atonement
Gemma Arterton, St. Trinians
Thomas Turgoose, This Is England

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