It was a crazy night at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Central London at the Jameson Empire awards, and you can see Dave’s pictures of the stars as they walked the red carpet, and we will have our exclusive interviews up on the site shortly.

Much has been made of the public voting of these awards, and the results (which are reported below) show a few deviations from the voting of the British and American Academies.

It was refreshing to see Let the Right One In take home Best Horror and, as you’ll see in the interviews we conducted, the stars of the original aren’t too keen on the idea of an American remake. In The Loop’s win for Best Comedy shows that fans of Malcolm Tucker and The Thick Of It are clearly Empire readers and when Private Eye Editor and Have I Got News For You team captain Ian Hislop was asked if In The Loop had a chance for Best Comedy, he said it had more chance as Best Documentary.

Reversing the trend for suffering in the face of The Hurt Locker James Cameron and Avatar took home Best Director and Best Film, and it was gratifying to see Harry Brown win for Best British Film (but where was Moon?). Christoph Waltz was as gracious as ever, speaking before winning the Best Actor award he was keen for us to see Inglorious Basterds as a triumph due to the ensemble nature of the film, both in front of and behind the camera.

All in all it was good to see the winners roster shape up as it did, and while it was a cramped night the Jameson Empire awards gave us the chance to get a lot of time with the people who make these films, and for a film awards ceremony voted for by the fans that seems just as it should be.

Em is at the after show party right now, and she’s updating on our Twitter feed so do check that out, in the meantime here are the winners.

The winners are below,

Best Newcomer presented by Kiss 100

Aaron Johnson

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Star Trek

Best Comedy

In The Loop

Empire Hero presented by Jameson Irish Whiskey

Jude Law

Done in 60 Seconds

“Top Gun” by Mark Wong (Produced by Chris Slaughter)

Best Horror

Let The Right One In

Best Thriller

Sherlock Holmes

Best Actor presented by Citroën

Christoph Waltz

Best Actress presented by Magic FM

Zoe Saldana

Best British Film presented by

Harry Brown

Best Film presented by Sony Make Believe


Best Director

James Cameron

Outstanding Contribution To British Film

Ray Winstone

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Ian McKellen

See you all next year!