Empire Awards 2009 – Empire Icon – Viggo

A lovely picture of Viggo on stage after being awarded with the Empire Icon awards.

Empire Magazine 2009 Awards

Best Newcomer: Gemma Arterton

I think thats a good choice of winner, she was very good in “St. Trinians” and was in QoS too.

Best Comedy: Son of Ranbow

I have not seen this, so have no idea what its like. But it beat “In Bruges” ?!?! I must give it a watch sometime then.

Best Horror: Eden Lake

I have not seen this, so I have no idea what to make of it winning. Watch it maybe?

Best Thriller: Quantum of Solace

YAY an awards ceremony which James Bond films pick up awards. Good times !!!

Actor of Our Lifetime: Russell Crowe

Yeah not a bad choice at all. Russell is a very good actor, has been in some fantastic films and usually performs no matter what the role is.

Best Director – Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight)

Empire loves Christopher Nolan and rightly so. The Dark Knight was so fantastic. Christopher totally deserved more recognition from other awards for this.

Best Sci-Fi/Superhero – Wanted

Quite suprised to see that Wanted won this over “The Dark Knight”. But I did enjoy “Wanted”. I suppose the awards were handed out to cover quite a lot of movies which came out over the year. But note to self . . . didnt the readers vote for there winner?

Best Soundtrack – Mamma Mia!

Yeah, it really had to be “Mamma Mia!” that picked up this award, it was such a huge film for last year. Such a feel good film and the soundtrack is feel good as well.

Best British Film – RocknRolla

I liked this and thought it was very good. But cannot believe “In Bruges” was beaten by it. (Yes I am a massive In Bruges fan if you hadn’t noticed already.)

Best Film – The Dark Knight

And rightly so !!! That makes more sense now why it did not win Best Sci-fi/Superhero . . . as it won Best Film. It really is something else and deserves so many awards and so much praise.

Best Actor – Christian Bale (The Dark Knight)

It really was a Dark Night at the Empire awards . . . yes that was a bad attempt at a pun/joke. But hey it won a lot of awards. Christian Bale I dont think got enough credit for how good he is in the Batman films especially the Dark Knight.

Best Actress – Helena Bonham Carter (Sweeney Todd)

Pleased Sweeney got an award as I really loved it a lot. Helena was very good in her version of Mrs Lovett (as I have seen a few different versions).

Empire Icon – Viggo Mortensen

I love Viggo and I love that Sean Bean presented him with the award. He is such a versitle actor and seems like a nice guy too (from seeing him in interviews and things like that). He seems rather shy with all the interview stuff but such a lovely man. Yes I did fall in love with Aragorn when I first saw Lord of the Rings thank you very much.

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.