Jameson Empire Award Nominations

Who'll take home the big prizes?

This year's Jameson Empire Awards are coming up on March 29, so it's finally time to reveal who the nominees are, following the voting process by all of you readers. The big nominees are The Dark Knight and Quantum of Solace, each with four nominations, closely followed by Iron Man and Wall-E with three.

The awards this year will be hosted by comedian Dara O Briain, and should see another glitzy, glamorous and very funny evening. And the eclectic line-up of nominees shows the wide tastes of Empire readers: the Best Picture nominees, for example, are The Dark Knight, Wall-E, No Country For Old Men, There Will Be Blood and Iron** Man. The line-up for Best Director is similar, except that Iron Man lost out to Tim Burton and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. A special award is also to be awarded to Heath Ledger to commemorate his remarkable but all-too-brief career and in recognition of his great turn in The Dark Knight**.

Empire Editor Mark Dinning said "Now in their 14th year, our Awards continue to go from strength to strength. With tens of thousands of readers having voted, these nominations, unlike those of other awards shows, truly reflect the power and diversity of cinema. Representing an amazing year for film, these nominations - incorporating everything from blockbuster action movies to thought-provoking dramas - mark the Jameson Empire Awards out as the true barometer of movie taste, with movies like Wall-E and The Dark Knight finally getting the credit to match their monumental box office success."

The Jameson Empire Awards 2009 Nominations:

Best Film
There Will Be Blood
No Country For Old Men
The Dark Knight
Iron Man

Best Actor
Daniel Day Lewis (There Will Be Blood)
Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man)
Christian Bale (The Dark Knight)
Daniel Craig (Quantum of Solace)
Johnny Depp (Sweeney Todd)

Best Actress
Angelina Jolie (Changeling)
Ellen Page (Juno)
Sally Hawkins (Happy Go Lucky)
Helena Bonham Carter (Sweeney Todd)
Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace)

Best Director
Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight)
Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood)
Tim Burton (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street)
The Coen Brothers (No Country For Old Men)
Andrew Stanton (WALL-E)

Best British Film
Eden Lake
In Bruges
Son of Rambow

Best Soundtrack (Shortlist by Empire Magazine)
Mamma Mia!
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Quantum of Solace
There Will Be Blood

Best Comedy
Tropic Thunder
Son of Rambow
Ghost Town
In Bruges
Burn after Reading

Best Horror
The Orphanage
The Mist
Eden Lake
The Strangers
Sweeney Todd

Best Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Superhero Movie
Iron Man
Hellboy 2: The Golden Army
The Dark Knight

Best Thriller
No Country For Old Men
Quantum of Solace
Gone Baby Gone
Eagle Eye

Best Newcomer
Robert Pattinson
Gemma Arterton
Jim Sturgess
Toby Kebbell
Hayley Atwell

Click here to vote for your favourites before voting closes on March 12.

The Jameson Empire Awards will take place in London on March 29; check back between now and then for all the news.