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05 March 2012  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Exclusive

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Jameson Empire Award Nominations 2012

Now that we have those pesky Oscars out of the way, it's time to get to the most important film awards of the year, the Jameson Empire Awards, as voted for by you, the film experts and mysterious people of mystery known to us only as Empire readers. This year the frontrunners are Drive and Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows - Part 2, proving that you're a bunch with wide-ranging tastes, and that you didn't overlook Nicholas Winding-Refn's film like the Academy did.

Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, Attack the Block, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo all follow with four nods. While you all wisely included films overlooked by other awards ceremonies and voted in huge numbers for categories generally ignored come this season (Comedies, Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy), a few Oscar alumni were included: Meryl Streep gets  a nod for The Iron Lady and Gary Oldman is up for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

With some of the later-arriving Oscar contenders not making an impact here, the likes of Alexander Payne and Michel Hazanavicius lost out to Tomas Alfredson, Steven Spielberg, Nicolas Winding-Refn, David Yates and Rupert Wyatt in the Best Director category. The new Art Of 3D category is there to acknowledge the best use of that technology through the year, and gives a chance for Hugo and The Adventures Of Tintin to go head-to-head with, er, Transformers: Dark Of The Moon (well it was technically pretty good).

The Jameson Empire Awards will be held in London on March 25. But between now and then, we need YOU to head over to our nominations page and cast your vote to determine this year's winners.

 The full list of nominations is below:

Best Male Newcomer
John Boyega (Attack The Block)
Asa Butterfield (Hugo)
Sam Claflin (Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides)
Tom Hiddleston (Thor)
Jeremy Irvine (War Horse)
Craig Roberts (Submarine)

Best Female Newcomer
Celine Buckens (War Horse)
Elle Fanning (Super 8)
Laura Haddock (The Inbetweeners Movie)
Felicity Jones (Like Crazy)
Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit)
Bonnie Wright (Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows — Part 2)

Best Comedy
Attack The Block
Bridesmaids
Crazy Stupid Love
The Inbetweeners Movie
Midnight In Paris

Best Horror
Attack The Block
Insidious
Kill List
Paranormal Activity 3
Troll Hunter

Best Thriller Presented by Café de Paris
Drive
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Hanna
Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Captain America: The First Avenger
Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
Super 8
Thor
X-Men: First Class

The Art Of 3D Presented by RealD
The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows — Part 2
Hugo
Thor
Transformers: Dark Of The Moon

Jameson Best Actor
Daniel Craig (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo)
Ryan Gosling (Drive)
Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)
Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows — Part 2)
Andy Serkis (Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes)

Best Actress Presented by Citroën
Olivia Colman (Tyrannosaur)
Rooney Mara (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo)
Carey Mulligan (Drive)
Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)
Michelle Williams (My Week With Marilyn)

Best Director
Tomas Alfredson (Tinker Tailor Solider Spy)
Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive)
Steven Spielberg (War Horse)
Rupert Wyatt (Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes)
David Yates (Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows — Part 2)

Best British Film
Attack The Block
The Inbetweeners Movie
Submarine
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Tyrannosaur

Best Film Presented by Sky Movies
Drive
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows — Part 2
Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy


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RE: As vote for by EMPIRE READERS
I am shocked that Fast Five was not nominated, by far the most entertaining movie of last year More

Posted by azzman1984 at 18:06 on 09 March 2012 | Report This Post

As vote for by EMPIRE READERS
I completely neglected to notice The Artist hadnt been nominated for anything, to be honest Im glad as I hated it. I loved Drive and happy to see it feature here . If you didnt submit nominations quit whinging about it. There are a lot of Harry Potter fans out there, its not a massive shock it features heavily. The Empire Awards are fun awards and generally suport British filmmaking and mainly the underdogs, my only question is why is Fassbender and his lovely penis? More

Posted by charliemouse99 at 18:37 on 08 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Re: Re: Nothing for "The Artist"
I'm sorry if you're putting Hiddleston down for Newcomer how come none of The Inbetweener actors? & how exactly does Attack The Block get nominated for Best Horror ( Not even going to mention Best British?n included over Red State. More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 12:41 on 07 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Re: Re: Nothing for "The Artist"
Well it's not officially the "Snubbed By The Oscars Awards", it just sort of pans out that way. And as MovieMogul said, they were voted for by the public several months ago, before most people had seen The Artist. More

Posted by Whistler at 21:12 on 06 March 2012 | Report This Post

Re: Re: Nothing for "The Artist"
"RE: Nothing for The Artist L: Pan_Box e the critically acclaimed "The Artist" gets zero nominations, that's ridiculous!!! why is Harry Potter all over the places!! Who picked the noms? Fifteen year's old dudes?! stensibly it it ridiculous, but these awards are sort of to award those films that were overlooked during the festival season (especially at the Oscars), hence why Drive has a bunch of nominations, and should win." Then why not go all the way and only include p More

Posted by Pan_Box at 17:35 on 06 March 2012 | Report This Post

Re: Re: Nothing for "The Artist"
Posted by Whistler: "stensibly it it ridiculous, but these awards are sort of to award those films that were overlooked during the festival season (especially at the Oscars), hence why Drive has a bunch of nominations, and should win" I'd get that if it was like the ceremony of the oscars snubbed, but since there is contenders here that were nominated at the oscars, it doesn't make that much sense. Either you go all the way and nominate exclusively people snubbed from the oscars or More

Posted by Pan_Box at 17:33 on 06 March 2012 | Report This Post

Re: Re: Nothing for "The Artist"
Posted by Whistler: "stensibly it it ridiculous, but these awards are sort of to award those films that were overlooked during the festival season (especially at the Oscars), hence why Drive has a bunch of nominations, and should win" I'd get that if it was like the ceremony of the oscars snubbed, but since there is contenders here that were nominated at the oscars, it doesn't make that much sense. Either you go all the way and nominate exclusively people snubbed from the oscars or More

Posted by Pan_Box at 17:33 on 06 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Where is Scorsese?
So obviously NEDS must've just been outside the qualifying date otherwise surely it would've been up for Best Male Newcomer & British Film then? Also no mention of Joel Courtney for Male Newcomer? More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 15:40 on 06 March 2012 | Report This Post

Where is Scorsese?
Scorsese NOT nominated for Best Director? And we're supposed to take this seriously? More

Posted by ebrown2112 at 14:08 on 06 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: The nominations...
Good lists/nominations,though I would have liked to see Paddy Considine in the best Directors catergory but its a very strong list nonetheless. More

Posted by OPEN YOUR EYES at 12:11 on 06 March 2012 | Report This Post

The nominations...
Were chosen by the readers. A while back, you typed in who you wanted to win, hence the nominations now. Personally, I could have done without the 3D award, but it's a good mix. But where are the screenplay and score awards?! More

Posted by MovieMogul at 10:36 on 06 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Nothing for The Artist
L: Pan_Box e the critically acclaimed "The Artist" gets zero nominations, that's ridiculous!!! why is Harry Potter all over the places!! Who picked the noms? Fifteen year's old dudes?! stensibly it it ridiculous, but these awards are sort of to award those films that were overlooked during the festival season (especially at the Oscars), hence why Drive has a bunch of nominations, and should win. More

Posted by Whistler at 10:26 on 06 March 2012 | Report This Post

Where is Senna?
At least a nomination for best British film surely? More

Posted by Stevie_G at 10:04 on 06 March 2012 | Report This Post

Nothing for The Artist
How come the critically acclaimed "The Artist" gets zero nominations, that's ridiculous!!! And why is Harry Potter all over the places!! Who picked the noms? Fifteen year's old dudes?! More

Posted by Pan_Box at 02:27 on 06 March 2012 | Report This Post

very disappointing///
Daniel Radcliffe makes the grade but no Michael Fassbender ? Attack the Block but no Shame.........good to see Olivia Colman get a nod though.... More

Posted by abssims at 22:20 on 05 March 2012 | Report This Post

Best Award nominations going
As always a really strong list of nominations, forget aboot it Oscars!! More

Posted by Dr Yakubu at 22:07 on 05 March 2012 | Report This Post

Bonnie Wright ,,,,,,,REALLY????
Bonnie Wright for best female newcomer, WTF,,,, That girls acting is as wooden as Harry Potters wand!! More

Posted by Jamie_M at 19:30 on 05 March 2012 | Report This Post

Is Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy really a thriller? Because if so it's the most un-thrilling thriller I've ever seen. That's not to say it's not good, however. More

Posted by Whistler at 17:41 on 05 March 2012 | Report This Post

Is Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy really a thriller? Because if so it's the most un-thrilling thriller I've ever seen. That's not to say it's not good, however. More

Posted by Whistler at 17:36 on 05 March 2012 | Report This Post

Kill List
So how did Kill List NOT get a nomination for best British Film?? More

Posted by jdfxxx at 17:26 on 05 March 2012 | Report This Post

DAVID FINCHER
Where on earth is David Fincher for director. The thing that stands out in that film is the direction, not the performances particularly. More

Posted by balmerm at 17:12 on 05 March 2012 | Report This Post

Carnage
Would have loved to have seen Carnage nominated for something, one of the best films I've ever seen, loved it so much More

Posted by jkoopa at 16:30 on 05 March 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Drive for the win
No doubt the Potter fanboys have had something to do with HP7.2 receiving so many noms, hopefully common sense will prevail and Drive gets the big awards. ROTPOTA should get best sci-fi, TTSS for best thriller. More

Posted by Spaldron at 15:46 on 05 March 2012 | Report This Post

I guess Michael Fassbender is too good at blending into the background {sob} :'( More

Posted by loretta27 at 14:33 on 05 March 2012 | Report This Post

I guess Michael Fassbender is too good at blending into the background {sob} :'( More

Posted by loretta27 at 14:32 on 05 March 2012 | Report This Post

Drive & Warrior
The best films of last year in my opinion! Glad to see loads for Drive but a bit gutted to see sod all for Warrior. Glad to see Crazy Stupid Love and Attack the Block getting loads of love! Fuck the Oscars, its all about the Empire Awards :-) More

Posted by guysalisbury at 12:59 on 05 March 2012 | Report This Post

Warrior
I agree with Ash - Warrior is fantastic - 5/5 easy and with Dr Science about The Guard but they can't all win. At least Drive and Olivia Colman should get some lurve now! More

Posted by danclay77 at 12:32 on 05 March 2012 | Report This Post

And how the fuck is daniel radcliffe up for best actor?! are you kidding me?! More

Posted by Ash_G at 12:20 on 05 March 2012 | Report This Post

Warrior
Just goes to show that nobody watched Warrior. Tom Hardy and Nick Nolte should have had nominations as well as the movie itself in my opinion. Watch it people! More

Posted by Ash_G at 12:18 on 05 March 2012 | Report This Post

No love for The Guard?
didn't anyone else see it? It was definitely worthy of a Best Comedy nom, and I would have given Gleeson a nod as best actor too - great performance - definitely better than Radcliffe More

Posted by Dr Science at 12:11 on 05 March 2012 | Report This Post

No love for The Guard?
didn't anyone else see it? It was definitely worthy of a Best Comedy nom, and I would have given Gleeson a nod as best actor too - great performance - definitely better than Radcliffe More

Posted by Dr Science at 12:11 on 05 March 2012 | Report This Post

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