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The 14th Empire Awards ceremony (officially known as the Jameson Empire Awards), presented by the British film magazine Empire, honored the best films of 2008 and took place on 29 March 2009 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, England.[1][2] During the ceremony, Empire presented Empire Awards in 12 categories as well as four honorary awards. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Empire magazine a special honorary award was presented, the Actor of our Lifetime and to mark the loss of Heath Ledger, he was awarded the special honorary Heath Ledger Tribute Award. The Sony Ericsson Soundtrack Award was renamed to "Best Soundtrack" and the Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy award was renamed this year only to "Best Sci-Fi/Superhero". The Best Newcomer and Best Soundtrack awards were presented for the last time. Irish comedian Dara Ó Briain hosted the show for the first time.[1][2][3] The awards were sponsored by Jameson Irish Whiskey for the first time.[1][4][5][6]

14th Empire Awards
14th Empire Awards logo.jpg
The logo for the 14th Empire Awards
Date29 March 2009 (2009-03-29)[1]
SiteGrosvenor House Hotel, London, England[1]
Hosted byDara Ó Briain[1]
Highlights
Best FilmThe Dark Knight
Best British FilmRocknRolla
Most awardsThe Dark Knight (3)
Most nominationsSweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (5)

The Dark Knight won the most awards with three including Best Film and Best Director for Christopher Nolan. Other winners included Eden Lake, Mamma Mia!, Quantum of Solace, RocknRolla, Son of Rambow, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Wanted with one. Viggo Mortensen received the Empire Icon Award, Danny Boyle received the Outstanding Contribution to British Film award, Russell Crowe received the Actor of our Lifetime award and Heath Ledger received a special post-mortem tribute. Stephen Power and Conal O'Meara from the United Kingdom won the Done In 60 Seconds Award for their 60-second film version of Jerry Maguire.

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface. The shortlisted nominees were revealed on 2 March 2009[1][2][7] and finale voting ended on 12 March 2009.[7][8][9][10]

Finalists:[23]

The other shortlisted films:[23]

Honorary Awards

Multiple awardsEdit

The following film received multiple awards:

Awards Film
3 The Dark Knight

Multiple nominationsEdit

The following 12 films received multiple nominations:

Nominations Film
5 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
4 Quantum of Solace
The Dark Knight
There Will Be Blood
3 Iron Man
No Country for Old Men
WALL-E
2 Changeling
Eden Lake
In Bruges
RocknRolla
Son of Rambow

Done In 60 Seconds filmsEdit

  1. ^ Done In 60 Seconds: Jerry Maguire by Stephen Power & Conal O'Meara on YouTube
  2. ^ Done In 60 Seconds: Cloverfield by Ewan Smith on YouTube
  3. ^ Done In 60 Seconds: Pearl Harbor by Mark Wong on YouTube
  4. ^ Done In 60 Seconds: Se7en by Ewan Warburton on YouTube
  5. ^ Done In 60 Seconds: The Dark Knight by Steven Seller on YouTube
  6. ^ Done In 60 Seconds: American Psycho by Mike Doxford on YouTube
  7. ^ Unknown director (2009). Done In 60 Seconds: Forrest Gump.
  8. ^ Done In 60 Seconds: Requiem for a Dream by Charlie Lyne on YouTube
  9. ^ Done In 60 Seconds: Reservoir Dogs by Harry Lindley on YouTube
  10. ^ Katie Child (2009). Done In 60 Seconds: Terminator 2: Judgment Minute.
  11. ^ Done In 60 Seconds: The Fugitive by Martin Selby & Tom Marshall on YouTube
  12. ^ Done In 60 Seconds: WALL-E by Melanie Keyzor on YouTube

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Jameson Empire Awards 2009 – Nominations" (Press release). Bauer Consumer Media. March 2, 2009. Archived from the original on May 8, 2009.
  2. ^ a b c Reynolds, Simon (March 2, 2009). "'Sweeney Todd' leads Empire noms". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved October 1, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Minute-By-Minute Blog". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. March 29, 2009. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
  4. ^ "UK: Jameson cuts Empire film awards deal". just-drinks.com. Aroq Ltd. November 28, 2008. Retrieved October 1, 2014.
  5. ^ "Jameson to sponsor film awards". Business & Leadership. Business and Leadership Ltd. December 1, 2008. Retrieved October 1, 2014.
  6. ^ Turney, Ewan (December 1, 2008). "Jameson to sponsor Empire Awards". Morningadvertiser.co.uk. William Reed Business Media. Retrieved October 1, 2014.
  7. ^ a b O'Hara, Helen (March 2, 2009). "Jameson Empire Award Nominations". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
  8. ^ Reynolds, Simon (March 30, 2009). "Empire Awards 2009: The Winners". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved October 1, 2014.
  9. ^ Reynolds, Simon (March 30, 2009). "'Dark Knight' wins big at Empire Awards". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved October 1, 2014.
  10. ^ O'Hara, Helen (March 30, 2009). "Jameson Empire Award Winners! Dark Knight, Rambow & Solace among them". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. Retrieved October 1, 2014.
  11. ^ "Best Film". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2009. Archived from the original on November 6, 2011. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
  12. ^ "Best British Film". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2009. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
  13. ^ "Best Director". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2009. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
  14. ^ "Best Actor". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2009. Archived from the original on November 6, 2011. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
  15. ^ "Best Actress". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2009. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
  16. ^ "Best Comedy". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2009. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
  17. ^ "Best Horror". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2009. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
  18. ^ "Best Sci-Fi/Superhero". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2009. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
  19. ^ "Best Thriller". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2009. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
  20. ^ "Best Newcomer". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2009. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
  21. ^ "Best Soundtrack". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2009. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
  22. ^ "Done In 60 Seconds Award". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2009. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
  23. ^ a b "Done In 60 Seconds Award. The Finalists". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2009. Retrieved September 27, 2014.
  24. ^ "Empire Icon Award". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2009. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
  25. ^ "Outstanding Contribution To British Film". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2009. Retrieved September 19, 2011.
  26. ^ "Actor of our Lifetime". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2009. Retrieved September 19, 2011.

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