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6th Empire Awards

The 6th Empire Awards ceremony, presented by the British film magazine Empire, honored the best films of 2000 and took place on February 19, 2001[1] at The Dorchester Hotel in London, England.[2] During the ceremony, Empire presented Empire Awards in nine categories as well as two honorary awards. The award for Best British Director was presented for the last time until the 10th Empire Awards where it was presented again for the last time. The ceremony was televised in the United Kingdom by Film4 on February 21 and Channel 4 on February 25.[2][3] British television presenter and radio presenter Dermot O'Leary hosted the show for the first time.[4] The awards were sponsored by Genie for the first time.[1]

Billy Elliot won three awards including Best British Film. Other winners included Gladiator also with three awards including Best Film, Snatch with two awards and X-Men with one. Aardman Animations received the Empire Inspiration Award and Richard Harris received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Winners and nominees

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.[5]

Honorary Awards

Multiple awards

The following three films received multiple awards:

Awards Film
3 Billy Elliot
2 Snatch

Multiple nominations

The following nine films received multiple nominations:

Nominations Film
4 American Beauty
Billy Elliot
3 Chicken Run
2 Angela’s Ashes
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
High Fidelity


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