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Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer

The Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer is an Empire Award presented annually by the British film magazine Empire to honor an actor who has delivered a breakthrough performance[1] while working within the film industry. The Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer is one of two ongoing awards which were first introduced at the 17th Empire Awards ceremony in 2012 (along with Best Female Newcomer) with Tom Hiddleston receiving the award for his role in Thor. Josh O'Connor is the most recent winner in this category for his role in God's Own Country. Winners are voted by the readers of Empire magazine.

Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer
Awarded forBest breakthrough performance by an actor
CountryUnited Kingdom
Presented byEmpire magazine
First awarded2012
Currently held byJosh O'Connor - God's Own Country (2018)

Winners and nomineesEdit

In the list below, winners are listed first in boldface, followed by the other nominees. The number of the ceremony (1st, 2nd, etc.) appears in parentheses after the awards year, linked to the article (if any) on that ceremony.


Year Actor Film Ref.
Tom Hiddleston Thor [2]
Asa Butterfield Hugo
Craig Roberts Submarine
Jeremy Irvine War Horse
John Boyega Attack the Block
Sam Claflin Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Tom Holland The Impossible [3]
Domhnall Gleeson Anna Karenina
Rafe Spall Life of Pi
Steve Oram Sightseers
Suraj Sharma Life of Pi
Aidan Turner The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug [4]
Barkhad Abdi Captain Phillips
George MacKay Sunshine on Leith
Oscar Isaac Inside Llewyn Davis
Tye Sheridan Mud
Will Poulter We're the Millers
Taron Egerton Kingsman: The Secret Service [5][6]
Dan Stevens The Guest
Daniel Huttlestone Into the Woods
Ellar Coltrane Boyhood
Jack O'Connell Unbroken
John Boyega Star Wars: The Force Awakens [7]
Abraham Attah Beasts of No Nation
Thomas Mann Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Jason Mitchell Straight Outta Compton
Jacob Tremblay Room
Dave Johns I, Daniel Blake [8]
Julian Dennison Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Lewis MacDougall A Monster Calls
Riz Ahmed Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Tom Holland Captain America: Civil War
Josh O'Connor God's Own Country [9]
Fionn Whitehead Dunkirk
Ansel Elgort Baby Driver
Daniel Kaluuya Get Out
Timothée Chalamet Call Me by Your Name


  1. ^ O'Hara, Helen (March 26, 2012). "Jameson Empire Award Nominations 2012. The nominees are here!". Bauer Consumer Media. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
  2. ^ "Best Male Newcomer". Bauer Consumer Media. 2012. Archived from the original on October 30, 2013. Retrieved August 18, 2014.
  3. ^ "Best Male Newcomer". Bauer Consumer Media. 2013. Retrieved August 18, 2004.
  4. ^ "Best Male Newcomer". Bauer Consumer Media. 2014. Retrieved August 18, 2014.
  5. ^ "Best Male Newcomer". Bauer Consumer Media. 2015. Retrieved April 1, 2015.
  6. ^ Barraclough, Leo (March 30, 2015). "'Interstellar' wins Film, Director at Empire Awards". Penske Business Media. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  7. ^ Jameson Empire Awards 2016: Star Wars and Mad Max lead the nominations
  8. ^ Three Empire Awards 2017: Rogue One, Tom Hiddleston And Patrick Stewart Win Big
  9. ^ Star Wars The Last Jedi and Thor Ragnarok Lead Empire Awards 2018 Nominations

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