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The Hobbit takes bow at Empire awards

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug took two gongs from six nominations at the UK’s Empire awards. The second part of the trilogy saw off all-comers to take the award for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy, while Aidan Turner was a winner in the Best Male Newcomer category.

The film was also nominated for Best Director (Peter Jackson); Best Actor (Martin Freeman); Best Supporting Actor (Richard Armitage); and Best Supporting Actress (Evangeline Lilly).

The other NZ-related nominee was Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead, which missed out to The Conjuring for the Best Horror gong.

The winners were:

Best Film presented by Sky Movies

Best Director presented by Air New Zealand
Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity

Jameson Best Actor
James McAvoy, Filth

Best Actress
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks

Best Supporting Actor
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years A Slave

Best Supporting Actress
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine

Best British Film
The World’s End

Best Male Newcomer presented by Tresor Paris
Aidan Turner, The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

Best Female Newcomer
Margot Robbie, The Wolf Of Wall Street

Best Horror
The Conjuring

Best Comedy presented by Magic 105.4
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

Best Thriller
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy presented by MediCinema
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

Icon Award
Hugh Jackman

Action Hero of Our Lifetime Award
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Empire Hero
Simon Pegg

Empire Inspiration
Paul Greengrass

Legend of Our Lifetime
Tom Cruise

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