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AWARDS UK

The Hobbit leads Empire nominations with seven nods

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- 12 Years A Slave, Captain Phillips and Gravity also in the running

The Hobbit leads Empire nominations with seven nods
12 Years A Slave has been nominated for Best Film, among other awards

The irreverent and popular Empire Awards are back for their 19th edition. The antidote to more formal, industry-voted prizes, they are voted for entirely by the cinema-going public. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the fourth highest-grossing film at the UK box office in 2013, leads this year’s shortlist with seven nominations, followed by six nominations for 12 Years A Slave [+see also:
trailer
making of
interview: Michael Fassbender
film profile
]
, and five each for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Captain Phillips.

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British director Paul Greengrass will receive the Empire Inspiration Award at the ceremony for his work on the Bourne trilogy and the recent commercial and critical success Captain Phillips, for which he is also nominated in the Best Director category.

The awards will be presented on 30 March.

Full list of nominees

Best Male Newcomer
Aidan Turner, for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Barkhad Abdi, for Captain Phillips
George MacKay, for Sunshine On Leith [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

Oscar Isaac, for Inside Llewyn Davis
Tye Sheridan, for Mud
Will Poulter, for We’re The Millers 

Best Female Newcomer
Adèle Exarchopoulos, for Blue Is the Warmest Colour [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Abdellatif Kechiche
film profile
]

Antonia Thomas, for Sunshine On Leith
Elizabeth Debicki, for The Great Gatsby
Freya Mavor, for Sunshine On Leith
Lupita Nyong’o, for 12 Years A Slave
Margot Robbie, for The Wolf of Wall Street 

Best Horror
A Field In England [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ben Wheatley
film profile
]

The Conjuring
Evil Dead
World War Z [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

You’re Next 

Best Comedy
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
This Is 40
This Is The End
The World’s End [+see also:
trailer
making of
film profile
]

Best Thriller
Captain Phillips
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Now You See Me [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]

Prisoners
Trance [+see also:
trailer
making of
film profile
]
 

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Gravity [+see also:
trailer
making of
film profile
]

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Pacific Rim
Star Trek Into Darkness 

Best Supporting Actor
Daniel Brühl, for Rush [+see also:
trailer
making of
film profile
]

Michael Fassbender, for 12 Years A Slave
Sam Claflin, for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Richard Armitage, for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Tom Hiddleston, for Thor: The Dark World 

Best Supporting Actress
Evangeline Lilly, for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Jennifer Lawrence, for American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o, for 12 Years A Slave
Mia Wasikowska, for Stoker [+see also:
trailer
making of
film profile
]

Sally Hawkins, for Blue Jasmine 

Best British Film
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
Filth [+see also:
trailer
making of
film profile
]

Rush
Sunshine On Leith
The World’s End 

Best Actress
Amy Adams, for American Hustle
Cate Blanchett, for Blue Jasmine
Emma Thompson, for Saving Mr. Banks [+see also:
trailer
making of
film profile
]

Jennifer Lawrence, for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Sandra Bullock, for Gravity 

Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor, for 12 Years A Slave
James McAvoy, for Filth
Leonardo DiCaprio, for The Wolf of Wall Street
Martin Freeman, for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Tom Hanks, for Captain Phillips

Best Director
Alfonso Cuarón, for Gravity
Edgar Wright, for The World’s End
Paul Greengrass, for Captain Phillips
Peter Jackson, for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Steve McQueen, for 12 Years A Slave 

Best Film
12 Years A Slave
Captain Phillips
Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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