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The 9th Empire Awards ceremony (officially known as the Sony Ericsson Empire Awards), presented by the British film magazine Empire, honored the best films of 2003 and took place on 4 February 2004 at The Dorchester Hotel in London, England.[1] During the ceremony, Empire presented Empire Awards in nine categories as well as three honorary awards. The Lifetime Achievement Award was renamed to Career Achievement Award this year but was reverted to its former name at its next and last presentation. The ceremony was televised live in the United Kingdom by Sky Movies 1 with highlights and exclusive backstage interviews airing on Sky One Mix on 5 February.[1] English actor Bill Bailey hosted the show for the first time.[1][2] The awards were sponsored by Sony Ericsson for the second consecutive year.[1][3]

9th Empire Awards
9th Empire Awards logo.gif
The logo for the 9th Empire Awards
Date4 February 2004 (2004-02-04)[1]
SiteThe Dorchester Hotel, London, England[1]
Hosted byBill Bailey[1]
Empire issue#178 (April 2004)
Highlights
Best FilmThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Best British FilmLove Actually
Most awardsLove Actually and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (3)
Most nominationsThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (8)
Television coverage
ChannelSky Movies 1[1][2]

Love Actually and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King were tied for most awards won with three awards apiece. Love Actually won the award for Best British Film, while The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King won the award for Best Film. Other winners included Kill Bill: Volume 1 with two awards and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl with one. Ray Harryhausen received the Empire Inspiration Award, Sigourney Weaver received the Career Achievement Award and Roger Corman received the Independent Spirit Award.

Contents

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.

Honorary Awards

Multiple awardsEdit

The following three films received multiple awards:

Awards Film
3 Love Actually
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2 Kill Bill: Volume 1

Multiple nominationsEdit

The following 11 films received multiple nominations:

Nominations Film
8 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
5 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
4 Cold Mountain
Kill Bill: Volume 1
Love Actually
3 Calendar Girls
Young Adam
2 Bright Young Things
Gangs of New York
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
X2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h xoanon (February 4, 2004). "Empire Movie Awards 2004 Report and Photos!". TheOneRing.net. Retrieved September 17, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "2004 Empire Awards Report". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2004. Retrieved September 17, 2011.
  3. ^ Matthew, Sam (December 10, 2004). "Sony Ericsson pushes camera phones at Empire Awards". Brand Republic. Haymarket Media Group. Retrieved September 17, 2011.
  4. ^ "Best Film". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2004. Retrieved September 17, 2011.
  5. ^ "Best British Film". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2004. Retrieved September 17, 2011.
  6. ^ "Best Director". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2004. Retrieved September 17, 2011.
  7. ^ "Best Actor". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2004. Retrieved September 17, 2011.
  8. ^ "Best British Actor". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2004. Retrieved September 17, 2011.
  9. ^ "Best Actress". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2004. Retrieved September 17, 2011.
  10. ^ "Best British Actress". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2004. Retrieved September 17, 2011.
  11. ^ "Best Newcomer". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2004. Retrieved September 17, 2011.
  12. ^ "Sony Ericsson Scene of the Year". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2004. Retrieved September 17, 2011.
  13. ^ "Empire Inspiration Award". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2004. Retrieved September 17, 2011.
  14. ^ "Career Achievement Award". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2004. Retrieved September 17, 2011.
  15. ^ "Independent Spirit Award". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2004. Retrieved September 17, 2011.

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