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Jameson Empire Awards 2014: The Winners
Schwarzenegger! Cruise! McAvoy! Jackman! More!

31 March 2014  |  Written by James White  

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Tom Cruise and Roasmund Pike at the Jameson Empire Awards 2014

The gongs have been handed over, the speeches have been given and host James Nesbitt has wrapped up the ceremony. Yes, the Jameson Empire Awards are, as we write this slowly winding down except for a few diehard party animals still keeping the flame alive. It was indeed a night to remember, even if some of the participants may not be able to do so. To jog any foggy memories, then, a quick listing of the winners from Sunday night.

To say that this was our biggest Awards ever is an understatement. We had Tom Cruise, Hugh Jackman, Simon Pegg, Paul Greengrass, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emma Thompson and a wealth of other talent from across the film and telly spectrum in the room. Well-deserved awards went to the likes of Sally Hawkins, Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy, and even though he probably needs to build an extension to hold his awards haul, Alfonso Cuarón won two, accepting via video message and through his effects cohort Neil Corbould.

Here is the full list of all last night's winners.

EMPIRE 25th AWARD: The Legend of Our Lifetime
Tom Cruise

EMPIRE 25th AWARD: The Action Hero of Our Lifetime
Arnold Schwarzenegger

EMPIRE ICON (presented by Jameson Irish Whiskey)
Hugh Jackman

Simon Pegg

EMPIRE INSPIRATION (presented by Mazda Motors UK)
Paul Greengrass

BEST MALE NEWCOMER (presented by Tresor Paris)

Aidan Turner (The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug)

Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips)

George MacKay (Sunshine On Leith)

Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis)

Tye Sheridan (Mud)

Will Poulter (We’re The Millers)


Margot Robbie (The Wolf Of Wall Street)
Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue Is The Warmest Colour)

Antonia Thomas (Sunshine On Leith)

Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby)

Freya Mavor (Sunshine On Leith)

Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years A Slave)

The Conjuring
A Field In England

Evil Dead
World War Z 

You’re Next

BEST COMEDY (presented by Magic 105.4)

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

This Is 40

This Is The End

The World’s End


The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 

Captain Phillips

Now You See Me 



BEST SCI-FI/FANTASY (presented by MediCinema)

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug


The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 

Pacific Rim
Star Trek Into Darkness


Michael Fassbender (12 Years A Slave)

Daniel Brühl (Rush)

Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)

Richard Armitage (The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug)

Tom Hiddleston (Thor: The Dark World)


Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine)
Evangeline Lilly (The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug)

Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)

Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years A Slave)

Mia Wasikowska (Stoker)

The World’s End
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa 



Sunshine On Leith 


Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks)

Amy Adams (American Hustle)

Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)

Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)

Sandra Bullock (Gravity)


James McAvoy (Filth)

Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave)

Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf Of Wall Street)

Martin Freeman (The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug)

Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips)

BEST DIRECTOR (presented by Air New Zealand)

Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity)

Edgar Wright (The World’s End)

Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips)

Peter Jackson (The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug)

Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave)

BEST FILM (presented by Sky Movies)


12 Years A Slave

Captain Phillips

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug 

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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Your Comments

Male BIas in the Special Award catagories
I am surprised that there was not one women mentioned in the special awards - Don't get me wrong I am no taking anything away from the choices made but I would be happy with one women at least in the list. Could we not make a case that Dame Judy Dench or Helen Mirran fit the Empire Icon category.... Just a suggestion......... More

Posted by jenp65 at 13:47 on 01 April 2014 | Report This Post

Empire Readers Vote! (After Smoking Crystal Meth)
I am comfortable with the awards for "Legend" and "Icon" - Willis over Arnie for me however. Best film, horror & director make sense - the rest is just a massive pile of pants. DiCaprio killed it as Jordan Belfort. While seeing Pegg, Partidge and World's End among the awards simply reeks of brown-nosing. And Hobbit 2 as best fantasy?! The first was excellent - the second was both a snooze-fest and load of made-up nonsense. More

Posted by Hillsman at 12:20 on 01 April 2014 | Report This Post

So The Hunger Games: Plastic Face is a better thriller than Captain Phillips? I don't think so... Battle Royale is infinitely better than The Hunger Games will ever be. More

Posted by onephatnelly at 08:49 on 01 April 2014 | Report This Post

So.... generally people think that The Hobbit 2 is a better sci-fi/fantasy movie than Gravity, and yet Gravity is a better film than The Hobbit 2. ? More

Posted by Jon 79 at 23:14 on 31 March 2014 | Report This Post

(almost) worst than the Oscar!!
Wow... So Oscar Isaac didn't won... DiCaprio didn't won... "The Hunger games" is a thriller...Why the hell not ?? Best director and best film, I totally agree with. Most of the rest is pure bullshit. More

Posted by tylerseven at 14:19 on 31 March 2014 | Report This Post

Possibly the worst awards winners I've seen all season I think...generally
Turner over Abdi/Isaac/Sheridan, Robbie over Nyong'o/Exarchopoulos, The Conjuring over A Field In England, Catching Fire over Captain Phillips/Prisoners, Smaug over Gravity/Pacific Rim/Into Darkness, The World's End over Alpha Papa/Rush, Thompson over Bullock/Blanchett, McAvoy over DiCaprio/Hanks/Ejiofor More

Posted by FoxDhoj at 12:30 on 31 March 2014 | Report This Post

Shiny bum hole
Simon Pegg must have the shiniest chocolate starfish in all of Christendom the day after the Empire awards ceremony. Playing the same character in every film he's ever done (essentially Tim from Spaced) with a variety of progressively worse accents makes you a 'hero' apparently. I bet Nick Frost can't wait till it's his turn. Get that tongue ready and primed Empire. More

Posted by krissb1977 at 12:29 on 31 March 2014 | Report This Post

World's End - Best British Film
Can't believe people picked this. One of the worst films of the year. This proves democracy is a sham. Some dictator should be telling people Filth was the correct choice. More

Posted by bradcam72 at 12:25 on 31 March 2014 | Report This Post

Shiny bum hole
Simon Pegg must have the shiniest chocolate starfish in all of Christendom the day after the Empire awards ceremony. Playing the same character in every film he's ever done (essentially Tim from Spaced) with a variety of progressively worse accents makes you a 'hero' apparently. I bet Nick Frost can't wait till it's his turn. Get that tongue ready and primed Empire. More

Posted by krissb1977 at 12:18 on 31 March 2014 | Report This Post

The most bizarre awards ceremony of all time.
No Dallas Buyers, only Fassbender wins for 12 Years A Slave, the dismal World's End actually wins something! Barkhad Abdi and Lupita N'yongo - their snubbing reeks of something unsavoury. More

Posted by IAmAMessage at 10:12 on 31 March 2014 | Report This Post

JESUS! It really does make you wonder about the choices of some of the Empire readership sometimes if some of these are the winners? More

Posted by Wild about Wilder at 09:35 on 31 March 2014 | Report This Post

par for course
Its the Empire awards so appreciate left-field nature of it but its always evident that fan-boys and fan-girls mass vote for movies like Hunger Games and Hobbit even though the categories have much better films in them like Captain Phillips or Gravity. IMO of course ;) I am also not understanding the 4 lifetime achievement categories....Legend, Action, Legend, Icon and Hero...aren't they all basically the same thing? More

Posted by spideed2 at 08:59 on 31 March 2014 | Report This Post

Some great winners, and I love that it is more representative than your usual awards fare, but I'm not having Emma Thompson (great as she is) over Cate Blanchett, nor the lack of acting nominations for Dallas Buyers Club. More

Posted by davidrobbo at 08:30 on 31 March 2014 | Report This Post

Sally Hawkins
Sally Hawkins winning Best Supporting Actress just goes to show that the Empire Awards are probably the more accurate judge of talent. She was robbed at every other award show this year, despite giving one of the best performances from an actress this year. Nice to see the Empire readers know what they're talking about More

Posted by lona_no_friends at 03:20 on 31 March 2014 | Report This Post

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