Harry Potter, Tinker rule Empire Awards

2012-03-26 13:41
London - Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows - Part 2 won the top prize at the Empire Awards 2012 on Sunday.

The final instalment of the wizard franchise took home Best Film and Best Director for David Yates at the event at London's Grosvenor House Hotel, which saw Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy pick up a trio of accolades.

Gary Oldman beat off completion from Daniel Craig, Ryan Gosling, Daniel Radcliffe and Andy Serkis to scoop the Best Actor prize for his role as espionage veteran George Smiley in the movie, which was awarded Best British Film and Best Thriller.

Best Newcomer

British movies continued to dominate the night with The Inbetweeners taking home Best Comedy and Olivia Colman winning Best Actress for her breakthrough performance in 2011 motion picture Tyrannosaur, while Tom Hiddleston and Felicity Jones were presented with Best Newcomer prizes for Thor and Like Crazy respectively.

Mark Dinning, Empire magazine's editor, said: "British movies have ruled the world in the past year, and we are delighted to see them rule the roost here tonight, too.

"The readers of Empire are the smartest academy out there and this year they have picked the very best winners from a terrific 12 months. With the Olympics and Euro 2012 just around the corner, our homegrown movie heroes have tonight kicked off a year we hope is packed with British triumph."

Gary, Tom, James McAvoy, Danny De Vito and Harry Hill were among the attendees at the event, which was hosted by Lauren Laverne and Empire's Chris Hewitt.

A full list of winners for the Jameson Empire Awards 2012:

Best Male Newcomer
Tom Hiddleston, Thor

Best Female Newcomer
Felicity Jones, Like Crazy

Best Comedy
The Inbetweeners Movie

Best Horror
Kill List

Best Thriller Presented by Café de Paris
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy

The Art Of 3D Presented by RealD
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

Jameson Best Actor
Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Best Actress Presented by Citroën
Olivia Colman, Tyrannosaur

Best Director
David Yates, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2

Best British Film Presented by Sky Movies
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Best Film
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2

Done in 60 Seconds Award
Black Swan

Best Inspiration Award
Ron Howard

Empire Hero
Michael Fassbender

Empire Legend
Tim Burton