Public voting opens for Jameson Empire Awards 2013
Story by Jack Foley
FILM fans across the globe have the opportunity to make their voices heard as open voting has now commenced for the Jameson Empire Awards 2013.
The awards ceremony takes place on Sunday, March 24 in London and is expected to attract a host of star names from the film industry.
The Jameson Empire Awards are not voted for by the film industry or critics — they are one of the biggest awards ceremonies to offer film fans the opportunity to have their voices heard.
Hot on the heels of the Oscars and BAFTAs, the Awards allow film fans and casual cinemagoers alike to vote for their favourite films and performances of the past year.
Voters can choose from films released in the period January 27, 2012 – January 25, 2013 in a variety of categories including: Best Male and Female Newcomer, Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy, The Art Of 3D (presented by RealD), Best Comedy (presented by Magic 105.4), Best British Film, Best Actress and the Jameson Best Actor.
Empire is now the biggest movie brand in the world, with Empire magazine outselling all other movie magazines internationally by an average of 2 to 1.
Coupled with its bespoke editions in the US, Australia, Russia, Portugal and Italy, as well as Empire Online’s global readership of 2.8 million, the brand’s reach extends to over 5 million movie fans across the planet, making Empire the go-to brand for film fans and filmmakers across the world.
Even with the nation’s eyes turned to Her Majesty’s diamond jubilee and the Olympics, 2012 set its own record breaking year at the UK box (with Bond’s return in Skyfall alone making an unprecedented £100m, Avengers Assemble becoming the third biggest movie of all time and The Dark Knight Rises helping to drive over one billion people into the cinema), maintaining cinema-going as the nation’s leading and most passionate pastime.
Each year, the Jameson Empire Awards attract some of the biggest names in Hollywood, with last year’s guests including: Gary Oldman, Danny DeVito, Bérénice Marlohe, James McAvoy, Tom Hiddleston and Michael Fassbender. Previous years’ guests have included: Tim Burton, Russell Crowe, Daniel Radcliffe, Keira Knightley, Christian Bale, Matt Damon, Sigourney Weaver, Emma Watson, Tony Curtis, Quentin Tarantino, Kate Winslet and Dustin Hoffman.
Because the Awards are voted for by the public they honour an eclectic mix of films, from big-budget blockbusters to independent cinema.
Previous winners have included: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows — Part 2, Thor, Kill List, The Inbetweeners Movie, Avatar, Inception, Four Lions and In The Loop.
To see the full list of categories and cast your vote, visit www.empireonline.com/awards2013.
Open voting continues throughout the ‘awards season’ until Wednesday, February 27.
The shortlist will be announced on Friday, March 1, with the final nominees shortlist open to a second round of public voting.