Gravity and The Hobbit among 2014 Empire winners

31/03/14

Aidan Turner, Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks) and James McAvoy (Filth) end the 2014 Empire Awards.
Image caption Aidan Turner, James McAvoy and Emma Thompson with their Empire Awards

Gravity and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug were the big winners at the 2014 Empire Awards.

Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity was named best film, with Cuaron also winning the best director award.

Gravity director Alfonso Cuaron
Image caption Gravity director Alfonso Cuaron also picked up best director at this year's Oscars

The Hobbit sequel picked up best Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Aidan Turner, who plays Kili in the film, won best male newcomer.

Emma Thompson took home best actress and Filth star James McAvoy was named best actor at the London ceremony.

Sally Hawkins
Image caption Sally Hawkins was named best supporting actress

12 Years A Slave actor Michael Fassbender and Sally Hawkins, who features in Blue Jasmine, picked up the best supporting actor and actresses awards.

Margot Robbie took home the best female newcomer award for her role as Leonardo DiCaprio's put-upon wife in The Wolf Of Wall Street,

The winners of the Empire Awards were chosen by the public.

Steve Coogan
Image caption Steve Coogan's Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa won best comedy

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, which was written by and stars Steve Coogan, beat Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and This Is 40 to win the best comedy prize.

The best horror award went to The Conjuring, which was directed by Saw and Insidious writer James Wan.

Hugh Jackman
Image caption Hugh Jackman poses with his Empire Icon award

The latest film in the Hunger Games series, Catching Fire, was named the best thriller.

Simon Pegg, whose comedy The World's End was named best British film, was also given the Empire Hero award.

Tom Cruise with his Legend in Our Lifetime award, presented by Rosamund Pike
Image caption Tom Cruise was given his legend in our lifetime award by Rosamund Pike

Hugh Jackman received the Empire Icon award, while Arnold Schwarzenegger was named the action hero of our lifetime and Tom Cruise took home the legend of our lifetime prize.

British director Paul Greengrass, who worked on the Bourne franchise, was named the Empire inspiration.

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