Empire Special Honorary Awards

The Empire Special Honorary Awards are honorary Empire Awards presented by the British film magazine Empire on special occasions such as an Empire anniversary milestone or a passing of an actor. The first special honorary award was the Icon of the Decade which was presented at the 10th Empire Awards ceremony in 2005 to director Quentin Tarantino. Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tom Cruise are the most recent winners in this category, receiving the Action Hero of our Lifetime and Legend of our Lifetime awards, respectively, at the 19th Empire Awards ceremony in 2014. As of the 19th Empire Awards five such awards have been handed out.

AwardsEdit

Actor of our Lifetime AwardEdit

The Actor Of Our Lifetime Award was a special honorary Empire Award that was presented by Empire only once, to mark the magazine's 20th anniversary, at the 14th Empire Awards in 2009, to Russell Crowe,[1] to honour an actor who as Dara Ó Briain who introduced the award said "has delivered some of some of the finest big-screen performances, who has created some unforgettable movie moments and who has become a favourite of Empire and its readers"[2]

WinnerEdit

Year Icon Ref
2009 (14th)
Russell Crowe [1]

Action Hero of our Lifetime AwardEdit

The Action Hero of Our Lifetime Award (AKA Empire 25th Award: Action Hero of Our Lifetime) was a special honorary Empire Award that was presented by Empire only once, to mark the magazine's 25th anniversary, at the 19th Empire Awards in 2014, to Arnold Schwarzenegger.[3][4]

WinnerEdit

Year Icon Ref
2014 (19th)
Arnold Schwarzenegger [4]

Legend of our LifetimeEdit

The Legend of Our Lifetime Award (AKA Empire 25th Award: Legend of Our Lifetime) was a special honorary Empire Award that was presented by Empire once, to mark the magazine's 25th anniversary, at the 19th Empire Awards in 2014, to Tom Cruise[5][6] and was presented again at the 23rd Empire Awards to Steven Spielberg[7].

WinnerEdit

Year Icon Ref
2014 (19th)
Tom Cruise [6]
2018 (23rd)
Steven Spielberg [8]

Icon of the Decade AwardEdit

The Icon of the Decade Award was a special honorary Empire Award that was presented by Empire only once, to mark the award's 10th anniversary, at the 10th Empire Awards in 2005 to Quentin Tarantino.[9]

WinnerEdit

Year Winner Ref
2005 (10th)
Quentin Tarantino [9]

Heath Ledger Tribute AwardEdit

The Heath Ledger Tribute Award was a special honorary Empire Award that was presented by Empire magazine only once, at the 14th Empire Awards in 2009, to mark the sad loss of Heath Ledger, a great young talent and to acknowledge his outstanding work.[2]

WinnerEdit

Year Icon Ref
2009 (14th)
Heath Ledger [2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "The Jamson Empire Awards 2009 - Actor of our Lifetime". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2009. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "The Jamson Empire Awards 2009 Minute-By-Minute Blog". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2009. Retrieved September 14, 2014.
  3. ^ "She'll be back! Twenty years after they first worked together, footloose Emma Thompson embraces Arnold Schwarzenegger at Empire Film Awards". Daily Mail. March 31, 2014. Retrieved September 14, 2014.
  4. ^ a b "The Jameson Empire Awards 2014 - Empire 25th Award: Action Hero of Our Lifetime Award". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2014. Retrieved September 14, 2014.
  5. ^ "Tom Cruise cuts a dapper figure in an immaculate navy suit as he is named Legend Of Our Lifetime at the 2014 Empire Film awards". Daily Mail. March 31, 2014. Retrieved September 14, 2014.
  6. ^ a b "The Jameson Empire Awards 2014 - Empire 25th Award: Legend of Our Lifetime Award". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2014. Retrieved September 14, 2014.
  7. ^ https://www.empireonline.com/movies/news/star-wars-last-jedi-wins-big-rakuten-tv-empire-awards-2018/
  8. ^ "Steven Spielberg To Receive 'Legend Of Our Lifetime Award' At The Rakuten TV Empire Awards". Film and TV Now. 2018-03-15. Retrieved 2018-03-18.
  9. ^ a b "The 10th Annual Sony Ericsson Awards - Icon of the Decade". Empireonline.com. Bauer Consumer Media. 2005. Retrieved September 14, 2014.

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