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14th Empire Awards


14th Empire Awards

14th Empire Awards
The logo for the 14th Empire Awards
Date March 29, 2009 (2009-03-29)[1]
Site Grosvenor House Hotel, London, England[1]
Host Dara Ó Briain[1]
Best Film The Dark Knight
Best British Film RocknRolla
Most awards The Dark Knight (3)
Most nominations Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (5)
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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 March 29, 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 year 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]

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 nominees 1
    • Multiple awards 1.1
    • Multiple nominations 1.2
  • Done In 60 Seconds films 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Winners and nominees

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

Best Film[11] Best British Film[12]
Best Director[13]
Best Actor[14] Best Actress[15]
Best Comedy[16] Best Horror[17]
Best Sci-Fi/Superhero[18] Best Thriller[19]
Best Newcomer[20] Best Soundtrack[21]
Done In 60 Seconds Award[22] Honorary Awards
  • United Kingdom: Jerry Maguire by Stephen Power & Conal O'Meara[2009 DISS 1]


    • United Kingdom: Cloverfield by Ewan Smith[2009 DISS 2]
    • United Kingdom: Pearl Harbor by Mark Wong[2009 DISS 3]
    • United Kingdom: Se7en by Ewan Warburton[2009 DISS 4]
    • United Kingdom: The Dark Knight by Steven Seller[2009 DISS 5]

The other shortlisted films:[23]

Multiple awards

The following film received multiple awards:

Awards Film
3 The Dark Knight

Multiple nominations

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
2 Changeling
Eden Lake
In Bruges
Son of Rambow

Done In 60 Seconds films

  1. ^ by Stephen Power & Conal O'MearaJerry MaguireDone In 60 Seconds: on YouTube
  2. ^ by Ewan SmithCloverfieldDone In 60 Seconds: on YouTube
  3. ^ by Mark WongPearl HarborDone In 60 Seconds: on YouTube
  4. ^ by Ewan WarburtonSe7enDone In 60 Seconds: on YouTube
  5. ^ by Steven SellerThe Dark KnightDone In 60 Seconds: on YouTube
  6. ^ by Mike DoxfordAmerican PsychoDone In 60 Seconds: on YouTube
  7. ^ Unknown director (2009). Forrest GrumpDone In 60 Seconds: . 
  8. ^ by Charlie LyneRequiem for a DreamDone In 60 Seconds: on YouTube
  9. ^ by Harry LindleyReservoir DogsDone In 60 Seconds: on YouTube
  10. ^ Katie Child (2009). Terminator 2: Judgment MinuteDone In 60 Seconds: . 
  11. ^ by Martin Selby & Tom MarshallThe FugitiveDone In 60 Seconds: on YouTube
  12. ^ by Melanie KeyzorWALL-EDone In 60 Seconds: on YouTube


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Jameson Empire Awards 2009 - Nominations" (Press release).  
  2. ^ a b c Reynolds, Simon (March 2, 2009). Sweeney Todd' leads Empire noms"'".  
  3. ^ a b "Minute-By-Minute Blog".  
  4. ^ "UK: Jameson cuts Empire film awards deal".  
  5. ^ "Jameson to sponsor film awards".  
  6. ^ Turney, Ewan (December 1, 2008). "Jameson to sponsor Empire Awards".  
  7. ^ a b O'Hara, Helen (March 2, 2009). "Jameson Empire Award Nominations".  
  8. ^ Reynolds, Simon (March 30, 2009). "Empire Awards 2009: The Winners".  
  9. ^ Reynolds, Simon (March 30, 2009). Dark Knight' wins big at Empire Awards"'".  
  10. ^ O'Hara, Helen (March 30, 2009). "Jameson Empire Award Winners! Dark Knight, Rambow & Solace among them".  
  11. ^ "Best Film".  
  12. ^ "Best British Film".  
  13. ^ "Best Director".  
  14. ^ "Best Actor".  
  15. ^ "Best Actress".  
  16. ^ "Best Comedy".  
  17. ^ "Best Horror".  
  18. ^ "Best Sci-Fi/Superhero".  
  19. ^ "Best Thriller".  
  20. ^ "Best Newcomer".  
  21. ^ "Best Soundtrack".  
  22. ^ "Done In 60 Seconds Award".  
  23. ^ a b "Done In 60 Seconds Award. The Finalists".  
  24. ^ "Empire Icon Award".  
  25. ^ "Outstanding Contribution To British Film".  
  26. ^ "Actor of our Lifetime".  

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