Atonement Dominates Empire Film Awards

ATONEMENT emerged victorious at London’s Empire Awards on Sunday (09Mar08), taking home three prizes including Best British Film.

The drama also netted its stars James McAvoy and Keira Knightley the trophies for Best Actor and Best Actress respectively at U.K. movie magazine Empire’s annual awards ceremony.

Elsewhere, Best Film went to Matt Damon sequel The Bourne Ultimatum, while David Yates took home Best Director for Harry Potter & The Order Of The Phoenix.

Hot Fuzz was named Best Comedy and American Gangster claimed the Best Thriller prize.

Control, a biopic of late Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis, won two awards – Best Newcomer for star Sam Riley and Best Soundtrack.

Scottish actor Ewan McGregor was honored with the Empire Icon Award.

The full list of winners is:

Best Comedy – Hot Fuzz
Best Actor – James McAvoy, Atonement
Best Thriller – American Gangster
Empire Icon Award – Ewan McGregor
Best British Film – Atonement
Best Newcomer – Sam Riley, Control
Best Horror – 28 Weeks Later
Empire Inspiration Award – Guillermo Del Toro
Best Actress – Keira Knightley, Atonement
Sony Ericsson Soundtrack Award – Control
Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy – Stardust
Best Director – David Yates, Harry Potter & The Order Of The Phoenix
Outstanding Contribution To British Film – Shane Meadows
Best Film – The Bourne Ultimatum.



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