Success for Star Wars at the Empire Film Awards 2016
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.
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.
Resulting in much hilarity and superb photo opps.
These guys are just too cute.
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.
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