Sweeney Todd Leads The Way At Empire Awards

Tim Burton‘s big-screen adaptation of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street is leading the nominations for the 2009 Empire magazine film awards.

The musical is up for five prizes including Burton for best director, Johnny Depp for best actor and Helena Bonham Carter for best actress, while also receiving nods in the soundtrack and horror categories.

Depp will battle it out for the best actor title alongside Daniel Day Lewis (There Will Be Blood), Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man), Christian Bale (The Dark Knight) and Daniel Craig (Quantum Of Solace).

Bonham-Carter will vie for the best actress statuette with Angelina Jolie (Changeling), Ellen Page (Juno), Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky) and Olga Kurylenko (Quantum Of Solace).

There Will Be Blood, No Country For Old Men, The Dark Knight, Iron Man and Wall-e will go head to head for the best film prize.

The ceremony will take place at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on 29 March.

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