The Empire Awards nominees (kinda the British People's Choice)

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  1. Vickie_M

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    Edited to indicate WINNERS (in BOLD)
    Feature, including Acceptance speech transcripts:
    http://www.empireonline.co.uk/features/awards2002/
    It's as meaningless as our People's Choice Awards, but I just thought this was a good list of nominees. It certainly is a lot more interesting!
    Some of these films haven't opened Stateside yet. I'm especially looking forward to Enigma. Does anyone know a date on that?
    Hooray that SOMEONE'S paying attention to A.I. and Haley Joel Osment. And Alejandro Amenabar!
    EMPIRE AWARDS Nominees
    Empire magazine's Empire Awards are the U.K.'s only major film kudos voted on by the public. The winners of the Empire Awards will be announced February 5.
    Best Debut:
    Orlando Bloom ("The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring").
    Billy Boyd/Dominic Monaghan ("The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring")
    Keira Knightley ("The Hole")
    Sharon Maguire ("Bridget Jones's Diary")
    Daniel Radcliffe/Rupert Grint/Emma Watson ("Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone")
    Best British Actress:
    Helena Bonham-Carter ("Planet of The Apes")
    Rachel Weisz ("The Mummy Returns")
    Olivia Williams ("Lucky Break")
    Kate Winslet ("Enigma")
    Catherine Zeta-Jones ("Traffic")
    Best British Actor:
    Sean Bean ("The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring")
    Hugh Grant ("Bridget Jones's Diary")
    Ewan McGregor ("Moulin Rouge")
    Sir Ian McKellen ("The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring")
    Tim Roth ("Planet of The Apes")
    Best Actress:
    Nicole Kidman ("Moulin Rouge")
    Nicole Kidman ("The Others")
    Frances O'Connor ("A.I. Artificial Intelligence")
    Audrey Tautou ("Amelie")
    Renee Zellweger ("Bridget Jones's Diary")
    Best Actor:
    Benicio Del Toro ("Traffic")
    Viggo Mortensen ("The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring")
    Haley Joel Osment ("A.I. Artificial Intelligence")
    Billy Bob Thornton ("The Man Who Wasn't There")
    Elijah Wood ("The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring")
    Best British Film:
    Bridget Jones's Diary
    Enigma
    Lucky Break
    Mike Basset: England Manager
    The Parole Officer
    Independent Spirit Award:
    Alejandro Amenabar ("The Others")
    Gael Bernitz ("Amorres Perros")
    Jean Pierre Jeunet ("Amelie")
    Terry Zwigoff ("Ghost World")
    Best Director:
    Cameron Crowe ("Almost Famous")
    Peter Jackson ("The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring")
    Baz Luhrmann ("Moulin Rouge")
    Steven Soderbergh ("Traffic")
    Steven Spielberg ("A.I. Artificial Intelligence")
    Best Film:
    A.I. Artificial Intelligence
    Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone
    The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    Moulin Rouge
    The Others
    Inspiration Award:
    Michael Mann
    Lifetime Achievement Award:
    Christopher Lee
     
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    Gaah! Can't believe Harry Potter was nominated Best Film alongside the magnifico Fellowship of the Ring, aaarggh its Empire mag what do you expect, surprised they forgot to nominate Tomb Raider as Best Film, and the delicious Angelina Jolie as Best Actress.[​IMG]
    POSTED BY ANONYMOUS LARA CROFT FAN.
     
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    Well at least the british are intelligent enough to recognize AI, not only that, but giving Haley Joel Osment his dues makes me consider them with much greater favor over most of the awards here in the state.

    Adam
     
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    Good Lord who is choosing these nominees? Some of tem are good, while others are completely ugh!
     
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    Hey, Terrell, I sent my voting form in [​IMG]
    And the Mummy Returns and Planet of the Apes in no way featured in any of my votes [​IMG]
     
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    I can't believe Traffic isn't one of the nominees for Best Picture.
     
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    Regardless of the nominations, a pretty good list of winners

    Best Debut:

    Orlando Bloom ("The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring")

    Best British Actress:

    Kate Winslet ("Enigma")

    Best British Actor:

    Ewan McGregor ("Moulin Rouge")

    Best Actress:

    Nicole Kidman ("Moulin Rouge")

    Best Actor:

    Elijah Wood ("The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring")

    Best British Film:

    Bridget Jones's Diary

    Independent Spirit Award:

    Alejandro Amenabar ("The Others")

    Best Director:

    Baz Luhrmann ("Moulin Rouge")

    Best Film:

    The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    Lifetime Achievement Award

    Christopher Lee

    Inspiration Award

    Michael Mann
     
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    Thank you Simon! I've updated the OP to indicate the winners.

    I'm very happy since my two favorite films from last year pretty much swept the awards. Good on the Empire readers!!

    Vickie
     
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    Hell yeah! LOTR won! YES!
     
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    Is Traffic new to them, or what?
     
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    Not bad, Best Film eh? But Peter Jackson loses out on Best Director, Elijah Wood gets an award but nothing for the guy who put it all together, tsk tsk.
    Hope this isn't a foreshadowing of what happens at the Oscars.[​IMG]
     
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    Elijah Wood won Best Actor? Please![​IMG] McKellen and Lee were in that film, and they vote Wood, who was only decent, as Best Actor.
     
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    Traffic came out on 26 January 2001 in the UK. Hence it's eligible for the Empire Awards of 2001. (and the fact it's not even mentioned in the 5 best films is a real shame.)
     
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    Well, all I can say is if these people honestly thought he was the best actor this year, then all I can do is [​IMG]
     
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    Sorry Vickie! But his performance is nowhere near the performance of a number of other actors. That he won for Best Actor is ridiculous to me, considering the other performances this year, which were far superior to his. But then I think many of the nominees on that list are ridiculous. But what do I know. If you thought he was the best, that's fine.

     
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    Wood was perfect has Frodo. He was how I always imagined Frodo and everytime he makes me cry with that one close up at the end where hes standing at the shore of the river and hears Gandalfs voice. Beautiful!
     
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    I love these comments from the awards, especially the running Ewan McGregor gag.
    http://www.empireonline.co.uk/featur...2/whosaidwhat/
    By the way I think these awards are an indication of where the BAFTAs will go. The BAFTAs are pretty populist in some ways, expect MR and FOTR to pick up a lot of them.
     

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