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15th Empire Awards


15th Empire Awards

15th Empire Awards
The logo for the 15th Empire Awards
Date March 28, 2010 (2010-03-28)[1]
Site Grosvenor House Hotel, London, England[1]
Host Dara Ó Briain[1]
Best Film Avatar
Best British Film Harry Brown
Most awards Avatar (3)
Most nominations Avatar and Inglourious Basterds (5)
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The 15th Empire Awards ceremony (officially known as the Jameson Empire Awards), presented by the British film magazine Empire, honored the best films of 2009 and took place on March 28, 2010 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, England.[1] During the ceremony, Empire presented Empire Awards in 11 categories as well as four honorary awards. The Done In 60 Seconds competition was opened for the first time to international entries from this year.[2] Irish comedian Dara Ó Briain hosted the show for the second consecutive year.[1] The awards were sponsored by Jameson Irish Whiskey for the second consecutive year.[1][3]

In related events, Empire and Jameson Irish Whiskey held the 1st Done In 60 Seconds Competition Global Final[2] on March 26, 2010[4] at 24 Club, London, England.[5] The team of judges consisted of Empire editor-in-chief Mark Dinning,[6] English actor Jason Issacs[6] and English director Edgar Wright,[6] which selected from a shortlist of 20 nominees[4][5] the five Done In 60 Seconds Award finalists that were invited to the Empire Awards where the winner was announced.[4][5][6][7]

Avatar won the most awards with three including Best Film and Best Director for James Cameron. Other winners included Harry Brown, In the Loop, Inglourious Basterds, Let the Right One In, Nowhere Boy, Sherlock Holmes and Star Trek with one. Jude Law received the Empire Hero Award, Ian McKellen received the Empire Icon Award, Andy Serkis received the Empire Inspiration Award and Ray Winstone received the Outstanding Contribution to British Film award. Mark Wong from the United Kingdom won the Done In 60 Seconds Award for his 60 second film version of Top Gun.


  • Winners and nominees 1
    • Multiple awards 1.1
    • Multiple nominations 1.2
  • Done In 60 Seconds films 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Winners and nominees

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[8]

Best Film[9] Best British Film[10]
Best Director[11]
Best Actor[12] Best Actress[13]
Best Comedy[14] Best Horror[15]
Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy[16] Best Thriller[17]
Best Newcomer[18] Done In 60 Seconds Award[19]
  • United Kingdom: Top Gun by Mark Wong[2010 DISS 1]


Honorary Awards


A : The official website for the 15th Empire Awards only lists the United Kingdom nominees and finalists and not the global finalist list. Finalist list was taken from an independent source.[5]

Multiple awards

The following film received multiple awards:

Awards Film
3 Avatar

Multiple nominations

The following 13 films received multiple nominations:

Nominations Film
5 Avatar
Inglourious Basterds
4 District 9
3 An Education
Harry Brown
Nowhere Boy
Star Trek
The Hurt Locker
2 In the Loop
Sherlock Holmes
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Up in the Air

Done In 60 Seconds films

  1. ^ by Mark WongTop GunDone In 60 Seconds: on YouTube
  2. ^ by Tom RowleyThere Will Be BloodDone In 60 Seconds: on YouTube
  3. ^ by Andrew AkulinaTrue LiesDone In 60 Seconds: on YouTube
  4. ^ by Lee HardcastleThe Evil DeadDone In 60 Seconds: on YouTube
  5. ^ by Michael WhaiteWho Framed Roger RabbitDone In 60 Seconds: on YouTube


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Jameson Empire Awards Announce 2010 Nominees" (Press release).  
  2. ^ a b Hampton, Mark (March 28, 2014). "Done In 60 Seconds Part 2: Winning". Retrieved November 12, 2015. 
  3. ^ Hall, Tom (April 1, 2010). "Jameson creates Movie Mania Tour for Empire Awards".  
  4. ^ a b c Sztypuljak, David (November 13, 2009). "Jameson / Empire Awards 2010 – Done in 60 Seconds".  
  5. ^ a b c d e Breen, Emily (March 27, 2010). "Exclusive: Done in 60 Seconds Shortlist Party".  
  6. ^ a b c d Sztypuljak, David (February 15, 2010). "Jameson / Empire Film Awards 2010 Nominations Announced".  
  7. ^ "The Jameson Empire Awards: Done in 60 seconds".  
  8. ^ Reynolds, Simon (February 25, 2010). "In Full: Empire Awards 2010 nominees".  
  9. ^ "Best Film".  
  10. ^ "Best British Film".  
  11. ^ "Best Director".  
  12. ^ "Best Actor".  
  13. ^ "Best Actress".  
  14. ^ "Best Comedy".  
  15. ^ "Best Horror".  
  16. ^ "Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy".  
  17. ^ "Best Thriller".  
  18. ^ "Best Newcomer".  
  19. ^ "Done In 60 Seconds Award".  
  20. ^ "Empire Hero Award".  
  21. ^ "Empire Icon Award".  
  22. ^ "Empire Inspiration Award".  
  23. ^ "Outstanding Contribution to British Film".  

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