The Empire Awards Strike Back March 20, 2017 13:16

In today's blog we shall focus on one of the pinnacles of the film events calendar - The Three Empire Film Awards 2017. The best selling film magazine in the world returned with a bang last night with its 22nd annual film awards rewarding the best talent, films, TV and computer games from across the globe. 

Creative Awards are proud to work closely with Empire Magazine and to produce the iconic awards that have been held by some of the greatest actors in the world. Featuring a complete redesign a few years ago, Creative Awards were charged with designing an award that captured the branding of the famous magazine that is beloved by both the public and the stars. 

First presented in 1996, the awards rely on the readers of the magazine to vote for the winners, ensuring that the awards truly reflect what the viewers think and offer a perspective that is not just from the industry itself. Taking place at the London's Roundhouse, the industry movers and shakers enjoyed a dazzling evening of fun, film and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (more on that in a bit).

In a rich year of cinema it is always difficult to pay homage to all the great work by the hard-working directors, actors, crew and all of those involved within the films themselves. From stories set in the stars, magical tales of love and enchanting beasts the films nominated provided a rich tapestry of worlds that resonated with the critics and viewers. 

The two big winners on the night were undoubtably Rogue One: A Star Wars Story picking up the coveted Best film, Best Director (Gareth Edwards) and Best Actress (Felicity Jones) awards as well Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them winning Best Actor (Eddie Redmayne) , Best Production Design, Best Costume Design and Best Makeup and Hairstyling. After the Oscars controversy La La Land bounced back by winning Best Soundtrack, honorary awards were received by Sir Patrick Stewart who won the Empire Legend Award (and also enjoyed a cheeky smooch with Sir Ian McKellen) Monsieur Luc Besson with the Empire inspiration Award and Tom Hiddlestone for the Empire Hero Award.  

All in all a great night was had by all involved. The range of film, computer games and TV on show demonstrates a richness in the visual arts not only in terms of variety but also quality. Creative Awards are honoured to have been involved in making the awards for the ceremony and would like to offer a big CONGRATULATIONS for the success of the event. A full list of winners can be found below. 

BEST MALE NEWCOMER presented by Pure Organic
Winner: Dave Johns (I, Daniel Blake)

BEST FEMALE NEWCOMER presented by London Hilton on Park Lane
Winner: Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch)

BEST SCI-FI/FANTASY presented by Three
Winner: A Monster Calls

BEST COMEDY presented by Absolute Radio
Winner: The Greasy Strangler

BEST HORROR presented by Monkey Shoulder
Winner: The Witch

BEST THRILLER presented by MCM Comic Con
Winner: Jason Bourne

BEST BRITISH FILM presented by The Hollywood Reporter
Winner: I, Daniel Blake

BEST ACTOR presented by Three
Winner: Eddie Redmayne (Fantastic Beasts)

BEST ACTRESS presented by Three
Winner: Felicity Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)

BEST DIRECTOR presented by Vue Entertainment
Winner: Gareth Edwards (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) Taika Waititi (Hunt For The Wilderpeople)

BEST FILM presented by Sky Cinema
Winner: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

BEST SCREENPLAY
Winner: Deadpool

BEST ANIMATED FILM
Winner: Finding Dory Kubo And The Two Strings

BEST DOCUMENTARY presented by Green Tomato Cars
Winner: Supersonic

BEST TV SERIES presented by Magic Radio
Winner: The Night Manager

BEST SOUNDTRACK
Winner: La La Land

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Winner: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

BEST MAKE-UP AND HAIRSTYLING
Winner: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

BEST SHORT FILM
Winner: Disney's Inner Workings

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Winner: Doctor Strange

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Winner: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

BEST VIDEO GAME
Winner: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

EMPIRE HERO
Tom Hiddleston

EMPIRE INSPIRATION
Luc Besson

EMPIRE LEGEND
Sir Patrick Stewart