Empire Awards: Daniel Craig and Judi Dench star again as Skyfall is nominated in six categories

 

Skyfall leads the pack at this year's Empire Awards with six nominations for the Bond film including best actor for Daniel Craig and best actress for Dame Judi Dench.

Dame Judi faces competition from Oscar winners Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence who are both nominated in the same category, but not for the roles that won them Academy Awards last month.

Hathaway is nominated for The Dark Knight Rises, while Lawrence gets a nod for The Hunger Games.

The shortlist for best actor includes two more winners from this year's Oscars - Daniel Day-Lewis and Christoph Waltz.

Other contenders for best actor include Robert Downey Jr and Martin Freeman, while Golden Globe winner Jessica Chastain and Naomi Watts complete the line-up for best actress.

Skyfall also picked up nominations for best thriller, best British film, best director and best film at the awards which are voted for by film fans.

This years event, formally known as the Jameson Empire Awards 2013, also sees five nominations for Joss Whedon's Avengers Assemble and Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Skyfall director Sam Mendes is shortlisted with Whedon, Jackson, Christopher Nolan and Quentin Tarantino for best director.

The Jameson Empire Awards 2013 Nominations:

Best Male Newcomer presented by Entertainment Tonight

Domhnall Gleeson (Anna Karenina)

Rafe Spall (Life Of Pi)

Steve Oram (Sightseers)

Suraj Sharma (Life Of Pi)

Tom Holland (The Impossible)

Best Female Newcomer

Alice Lowe (Sightseers)

Alicia Vikander (Anna Karenina)

Holliday Grainger (Great Expectations)

Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts Of The Southern Wild)

Samantha Barks (Les Miserables)

Best Comedy presented by Magic 105.4

21 Jump Street

Moonrise Kingdom

The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists!

Silver Linings Playbook

Ted

Best Science-Fiction/Fantasy

Dredd 3D

Looper

Avengers Assemble

Prometheus

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Best Thriller

Argo

Jo Nesbo's Headhunters

Skyfall

The Raid

Zero Dark Thirty

Best Horror presented by Cafe de Paris

Dark Shadows

Sightseers

Sinister

The Cabin In The Woods

The Woman In Black

The Art Of 3D presented by RealD

Dredd 3D

Life Of Pi

Avengers Assemble

Prometheus

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Best British Film

Dredd 3D

Les Miserables

Sightseers

Skyfall

The Woman In Black

Best Director

Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Rises)

Joss Whedon (Avengers Assemble)

Peter Jackson (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey)

Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained)

Sam Mendes (Skyfall)

Jameson Best Actor

Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)

Daniel Craig (Skyfall)

Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)

Martin Freeman (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey)

Robert Downey Jr (Avengers Assemble)

Best Actress presented by Citroen

Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises)

Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games)

Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)

Dame Judi Dench (Skyfall)

Naomi Watts (The Impossible)

Best Film presented by Sky Movies

Django Unchained

Avengers Assemble

Skyfall

The Dark Knight Rises

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

PA

 

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