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9th Empire Awards


9th Empire Awards

9th Empire Awards
The logo for the 9th Empire Awards
Date February 4, 2004 (2004-02-04)[1]
Site The Dorchester Hotel, London, England[1]
Host Bill Bailey[1]
Empire issue #178 (April 2004)
Best Film The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Best British Film Love Actually
Most awards Love Actually and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (3)
Most nominations The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (8)
Television coverage
Channel Sky Movies 1[1][2]

The 9th Empire Awards ceremony (officially known as the Sony Ericsson Empire Awards), presented by the British film magazine Empire, honored the best films of 2003 and took place on February 4, 2004 at The Dorchester Hotel in London, England.[1] During the ceremony, Empire presented Empire Awards in nine categories as well as three honorary awards. The Lifetime Achievement Award was renamed to Career Achievement Award this year but was reverted to its former name at its next and last presentation. The ceremony was televised live in the United Kingdom by Sky Movies 1 with highlights and exclusive backstage interviews airing on Sky One Mix on February 5.[1] English actor Bill Bailey hosted the show for the first time.[1][2] The awards were sponsored by Sony Ericsson for the second consecutive year.[1][3]

Love Actually won three awards including Best British Film. Other winners included The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King also with three awards including Best Film, Kill Bill: Volume 1 with two awards and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl with one. Ray Harryhausen received the Empire Inspiration Award, Sigourney Weaver received the Career Achievement Award and Roger Corman received the Independent Spirit Award.


  • Winners and nominees 1
    • Multiple awards 1.1
    • Multiple nominations 1.2
  • References 2
  • External links 3

Winners and nominees

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.

Honorary Awards

Multiple awards

The following three films received multiple awards:

Awards Film
3 Love Actually
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2 Kill Bill: Volume 1

Multiple nominations

The following 11 films received multiple nominations:

Nominations Film
8 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
5 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
4 Cold Mountain
Kill Bill: Volume 1
Love Actually
3 Calendar Girls
Young Adam
2 Bright Young Things
Gangs of New York
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World


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