Empire Magazine unveils the nominations for the Three Empire Awards #ThreeEmpireAwards

Empire Magazine, the world’s biggest film and entertainment brand, has unveiled the nominations for the Three Empire Awards, which will take place on 19 March at a brand new venue – Camden’s Roundhouse. The iconic awards show will celebrate the best in film and TV, voted for by fans, held at a star-studded event attended by some of the biggest and best-loved names in entertainment.

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The awards continue to celebrate the diverse and rich talent within the film industry. Last year the Empire Awards was notable in celebrating diversity, and this year is no different. The fans have spoken and leading the field this year are Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (nine nominations) and Arrival (seven nominations), closely followed by Oscar favourite La La Land (five nominations). Other contenders in the Best Film category, which is sponsored by Sky Movies, include Hunt For The Wilderpeople and Deadpool.  British film is also celebrated with I, Daniel Blake and Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them receiving nods across the categories.

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The Best Actress category, which is sponsored by Three, is looking strong, with Amy Adams being given a nod for her stellar performance in Arrival. She battles it out with Natalie Portman (Jackie), Felicity Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Ruth Negga (Loving) and Oscar favourite Emma Stone (La La Land). For Best Actor, which is also sponsored by Three, Ryan Reynolds is nominated for his superhero performance in Deadpool, alongside a strong group of lead actors including Ryan Gosling (La La Land), Casey Affleck (Manchester By The Sea) and British talent Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange) and Eddie Redmayne (Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them).

British filmmaking talent is once more recognised in the coveted Best British Film category, which is sponsored this year by The Hollywood Reporter. The nominations include: High Rise, I, Daniel Blake, The Girl With All The Gifts, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them and Eddie the Eagle. The Best Comedy category honours Ghostbusters, which has proved popular with the fans, alongside Hunt For The Wilderpeople, Deadpool, The Nice Guys and The Greasy Strangler.

There is a wealth of new talent in the best newcomers categories. Best Male Newcomer includes:
Julian Dennison (Hunt For The Wilderpeople), Lewis MacDougall (A Monster Calls), Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Dave Johns (I, Daniel Blake) and Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil War). The Best Female Newcomer category boasts such talent as Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch), Sennia Nanua (The Girl With All the Gifts) , Sasha Lane (American Honey), Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake) and Angourie Rice (The Nice Guys).

Small-screen drama is celebrated in the Best TV category, sponsored by Magic Radio, with these shows battling it for supremacy: Game Of Thrones, Stranger Things, The Night Manager, Sherlock and Westworld.

Best Director, which is sponsored by VUE entertainment, features talented female director Andrea Arnold (American Honey) alongside Taika Waititi (Hunt For The Wilderpeople), Denis Villeneuve (Arrival), Ken Loach (I, Daniel Blake) and Gareth Edwards (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story).

Voting closes on Friday 24 February, and the Empire Awards 2017 winners will be announced at a star-studded ceremony at The Roundhouse, Camden on Sunday March 19.

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Empire’s Editor-In-Chief Terri White comments: “This year has once again seen the fans out in force to vote for their favourite films in the Three Empire Awards. Which is why we are the only awards ceremony in the world to recognise Hunt For The Wilderpeople, Deadpool, Captain America: Civil War and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story alongside La La Land and Arrival! There are none more passionate about film than the Empire audience and we’re expecting some big surprises when we honour the winners on the 19th March.”

The nominations for this year’s Three Empire Awards cover films released within the period 31st January 2016 to 31st January 2017.

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Full list of 2017 Nominations

Best Male Newcomer

Julian Dennison (Hunt For The Wilderpeople) – Vertigo

Lewis MacDougall (A Monster Calls) – eOne

Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) – Disney

Dave Johns (I, Daniel Blake) – eOne

Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil War) – Disney

Best Female Newcomer

Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) – Universal

Sennia Nanua (The Girl With All The Gifts) – Warner Bros.

Sasha Lane (American Honey) – Universal

Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake) – eOne

Angourie Rice (The Nice Guys) – Icon

Best Sci-fi/Fantasy 

Arrival – eOne

A Monster Calls – eOne

Doctor Strange – Disney

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Disney

10 Cloverfield Lane – Paramount

Best Comedy

Hunt For The Wilderpeople – Vertigo

Deadpool – Twentieth Century Fox

The Nice Guys – Icon

The Greasy Strangler – Picturehouse

Ghostbusters – Sony

Best Horror 

Under The Shadow – Vertigo
The Witch – Universal

Green Room – Altitude

The Conjuring 2 – Warner Bros.

Don’t Breathe- Sony

Best Thriller

Victoria – Curzon

Jason Bourne – Universal

Nocturnal Animals – Universal

Hell Or High Water – Studiocanal

Captain America: Civil War – Disney

Best British Film

High Rise – Studiocanal

I, Daniel Blake – eOne

The Girl With All The Gifts – Warner Bros.

Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them – Warner Bros.

Eddie The Eagle – Twentieth Century Fox

Best Actor

Ryan Gosling (La La Land) – Lionsgate

Casey Affleck (Manchester By The Sea) – Studiocanal

Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) – Fox

Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange) – Disney

Eddie Redmayne (Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them) – Warner Bros.

Best Actress

Natalie Portman (Jackie) – eOne

Felicity Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) – Disney

Amy Adams (Arrival) – eOne

Ruth Negga (Loving) – Universal

Emma Stone (La La Land) – Lionsgate

Best Director 

Taika Waititi (Hunt For The Wilderpeople) – Vertigo

Denis Villeneuve (Arrival) – eOne

Ken Loach (I, Daniel Blake) – eOne

Andrea Arnold (American Honey) – Universal

Gareth Edwards (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) – Disney

Best Film

Hunt For The Wilderpeople – Vertigo

Arrival – eOne

La La Land – Lionsgate

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – Disney

Deadpool – Twentieth Century Fox

Best TV Series

Game of Thrones – Sky

Stranger Things – Netflix

The Night Manager – BBC

Sherlock – BBC

Westworld – Sky

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