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Best Comedy
Hot Fuzz

(L-R) Nick Frost, director Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg

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Best Comedy winners for Hot Fuzz: Nick Frost, Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright
The Acceptance Speech
Edgar Wright
"Thank you very much. I guess the only problem with this is that Hot Fuzz was meant to be deadly serious so we obviously failed on that account. One thing, I'd like to thank Empire magazine and the readers as well. It's been a really nice year for us, for them to put us on the cover alongside Jason Bourne and John McClane, and to be here now. And to thank the readers for clicking their mouses or mice."

Simon Pegg
"Thank you very much. Thank you to the readers. And Run Fat Boy Run was good. So thank you to everyone involved in the film and Working Title and our amazing cast and what a nice way to start the evening so thank you very much indeed."

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What Empire Said
"Even without the inspired idea of Shaun Of The Dead its an easy match for laughs, and marks Nick Frost as a vital part of this teams appeal. The boys (now in blue) have done it again." Read more...

Also Nominated
Knocked Up
Run Fat Boy Run

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