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Skyfall triumphs at Empire Awards

1 of 1 Freeman wins Best Actor award
Freeman wins Best Actor award

Skyfall has been honoured with the Best Film gong at the 2013 Jameson Empire Awards.

Sam Mendes, who helmed the 23rd James Bond instalment, beat out tough competition from Peter Jackson, Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan and JJ Abrams to win the Best Director award.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey also took home two awards yesterday, winning the Best Science Fiction/Fantasy category and Best Actor award for the film's star Martin Freeman.

Jennifer Lawrence was crowned Best Actress for her performance in The Hunger Games, while Samantha Barks and Tom Holland were names Best Female Newcomer and Best Male Newcomer for their roles in Les Misérables and The Impossible respectively.

Sam Mendes wins Best Director

Daniel Radcliffe picked up the Empire Hero Award, while Helen Mirren was named an Empire Legend.

Helen Mirren crowned an Empire Legend

The full list of winners at the 2013 Jameson Empire Awards is as follows:

Best Film presented by Sky Movies

Best British Film

Best Director
Sam Mendes (Skyfall)

Jameson Best Actor
Martin Freeman (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey)

Best Actress presented by Citroën
Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games)

Best Male Newcomer presented by Entertainment Tonight
Tom Holland (The Impossible)

Best Female Newcomer
Samantha Barks (Les Misérables)

Best Comedy presented by Magic 105.4

Best Science-Fiction/Fantasy
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Best Thriller
Jo Nesbo's Headhunters

Best Horror presented by Café de Paris
The Woman In Black

The Art Of 3D presented by RealD
Dredd 3D

Empire Inspiration Award
Sam Mendes

Empire Hero Award
Daniel Radcliffe

Outstanding Contribution Award
Danny Boyle

Empire Legend
Dame Helen Mirren

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