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Updated on: Friday, May 31, 2019, 05:03 PM IST

‘Star Wars’ leads Empire Awards 2016 winner list

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London : “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” came out as a big winner at 2016 Jameson Empire Awards with five wins including best sci-fi/fantasy, best visual effects and best director for JJ Abrams. Leonardo Di Caprio-starrer “The Revenant” won the best film award at the ceremony held here.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” lead stars Daisy Ridley and John Boyega each won an honour for the best newcomer. Ridley said in her acceptance speech that it was “an
amazing time to be a woman in film” while Boyega said it had no benefit to complain about the lack of roles for black and minority ethnic actors.

Also a big winner this year was “Mad Max: Fury Road” which took home a total of four wins. The action film starring Charlize Theron was recognized for best make-up, best costumes, best soundtrack and best production sesign.

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Matt Damon picked up the best actor award for “The Martian” and he was on hand to accept the trophy. His “Bourne” director Paul Greengrass handed him the award and the actor was delighted because he didn’t know that the filmmaker would be there. The ceremony was hosted by writer and comedian David Walliams.

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Published on: Monday, March 21, 2016, 02:11 PM IST
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