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Success for Star Wars at the Empire Film Awards 2016

When she's not writing, Claire Gillespie can most often be found wiping snotty noses, picking up Lego, taking photos of her cat or doing headstands.

Daisy Ridley and John Boyega win at the Empire Film Awards — and win us over with how adorable they are

From SheKnows UK

Star Wars: The Force Awakens actors Daisy Ridley and John Boyega had a cracking night at the Empire Film Awards on Sunday — taking home the gongs for Best Female Newcomer and Best Male Newcomer respectively.

 

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During his acceptance speech Boyega gave a shout out to director J.J. Abrams saying, "J.J., I've made it now, don’t ever put me through a 7 month process again."

Daisy said it was "an amazing time to be a woman in film" as she accepted her award.

And it was clear how much the honour meant to the two rising stars as they couldn't stop kissing their awards.

Daisy Ridley and John Boyega win at the Empire Film Awards — and win us over with how adorable they are
Image: David M. Benett/Entertainment/Getty Images

Resulting in much hilarity and superb photo opps.

Daisy Ridley and John Boyega win at the Empire Film Awards — and win us over with how adorable they are
Image: David M. Benett/Entertainment/Getty Images

These guys are just too cute.

Daisy Ridley and John Boyega win at the Empire Film Awards — and win us over with how adorable they are
Image: David M. Benett/Entertainment/Getty Images

Star Wars: The Force Awakens also took home the awards for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Best Visual Effects and J.J. Abrams was awarded Best Director.

Other winners on the night were Matt Damon, who scooped Best Actor for The Martian, and Alicia Vikander, who won Best Actress for The Danish Girl.

Spectre won the awards for Best Thriller and Best British Film and the late Alan Rickman was named Empire Legend.

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The Empire Film Awards 2016 winners in full

BEST MALE NEWCOMER John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

BEST FEMALE NEWCOMER Daisy Ridley (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

BEST SCI-FI/FANTASY Star Wars: The Force Awakens

BEST COMEDY presented by Absolute Radio Spy

BEST HORROR The Hallow

BEST THRILLER presented by Corinthia Hotel London Spectre

BEST BRITISH FILM presented by The Hollywood Reporter Spectre

JAMESON BEST ACTOR Matt Damon for The Martian

BEST ACTRESS Alicia Vikander for The Danish Girl

BEST DIRECTOR J.J. Abrams for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

BEST FILM presented by Sky Movies The Revenant

BEST TV SERIES This Is England ’90

BEST SCREENPLAY The Big Short — Adam McKay, Charles Randolph

BEST ANIMATED FILM Inside Out

BEST DOCUMENTARY Amy

BEST SOUNDTRACK Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST COSTUME DESIGN Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST MAKE-UP AND HAIRSTYLING Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS Star Wars: The Force Awakens

BEST SHORT FILM presented by Jameson Irish Whiskey World Of Tomorrow

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST GAME Batman: Arkham Knight

EMPIRE INSPIRATION Paddy Considine

EMPIRE LEGEND Alan Rickman

EMPIRE HERO Stanley Tucci

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