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Just when you thought award season was over, along comes another one… Last night Camden Roundhouse got was host to some very important people for the 2017 Three Empire Awards.

The awards are voted for by readers of the film magazine and tend to produce very different results to the likes of the BAFTAs and Oscars, the focus being much more on the fan favourite films that often get overlooked by the industry-led awards. Ryan Reynolds‘ Deadpool for example found no love at the Oscars, but was nominated for five Empire awards, taking home just one of them. Similarly Amy Adams was missed off of several Best Actress categories this season despite her amazing work in both Arrival and Nocturnal Animals. Sadly she lost out again, but at least she was nominated.

The big winner of the night was Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, the film scooping up three of the big awards – Best Director, Best Actress and Best Film. It was also a good night for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them which took home four awards, more than Rogue One, but from more technical categories, with the exception of Best Actor. Luc BessonTom Hiddleston and Sir Patrick Stewart were awarded the three special prizes, Inspiration Award (Besson), Hero Award (Hiddleston), and Legend Award (Stewart – obvs).

Full list of winners below:

Best Male Newcomer
Julian Dennison (Hunt For The Wilderpeople)
Lewis MacDougall (A Monster Calls)
Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
Dave Johns (I, Daniel Blake) – WINNER
Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil War)

Best Female Newcomer
Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) – WINNER
Sennia Nanua (The Girl With All the Gifts)
Sasha Lane (American Honey)
Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake)
Angourie Rice (Nice Guys)

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Arrival
A Monster Calls – WINNER
Doctor Strange
Rogue One
10 Cloverfield Lane

Best Comedy
Hunt For The Wilderpeople
Deadpool
The Nice Guys
The Greasy Strangler – WINNER
Ghostbusters

Best Horror
Under The Shadow
The Witch – WINNER
Green Room
The Conjuring 2
Don’t Breathe

Best Thriller
Victoria
Jason Bourne – WINNER
Nocturnal Animals
Hell or High Water
Captain America: Civil War

Best British Film
High Rise
I, Daniel Blake – WINNER
The Girl With All The Gifts
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
Eddie The Eagle

Best Actor
Ryan Gosling (La La Land)
Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool)
Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange)
Eddie Redmayne (Fantastic Beasts) – WINNER

Best Actress
Natalie Portman (Jackie)
Felicity Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) – WINNER
Amy Adams (Arrival)
Ruth Negga (Loving)
Emma Stone (La La Land)

Best Director
Taika Waititi (Hunt For The Wilderpeople)
Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)
Ken Loach (I, Daniel Blake)
Andrea Arnold (American Honey)
Gareth Edwards (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) – WINNER

Best Film
Hunt For The Wilderpeople
Arrival
La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – WINNER
Deadpool

Best Screenplay
Deadpool – WINNER
Arrival
The Nice Guys
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Hell or High Water

Best Animated Film
Kubo And The Two Strings
Finding Dory – WINNER
Anomalisa
Moana
Your Name

Best Documentary
13th
Supersonic – WINNER
Weiner
My Scientology Movie
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week

Best TV Series
Game of Thrones
Stranger Things
The Night Manager – WINNER
Sherlock
Westworld

Best Soundtrack
Sing Street
The Greasy Strangler
La La Land – WINNER
Arrival
Moana

Best Costume Design
Doctor Strange
Deadpool
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them – WINNER
Captain America: Civil War

Best Make-Up and Hairstyling
Suicide Squad
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them – WINNER
The Neon Demon
Star Trek: Beyond

Best Short Film
Piper
Town vs Gown
Disney’s Inner Workings – WINNER
Thunder Road
Borrowed Time

Best Visual Effects
Doctor Strange – WINNER
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
The Jungle Book
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
Captain America: Civil War

Best Production Design
Doctor Strange
Arrival
La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them – WINNER

Best Video Game
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – WINNER
Overwatch
Battlefield 1
FIFA 17
The Last Guardian

Empire Hero Award
Tom Hiddleston

Empire Inspiration Award
Luc Besson

Empire Legend
Sir Patrick Stewart

SOURCEEmpire