It’s Jedi’s night as Star Wars scoops awards
YOU can’t win ’em Maul… but Stars Wars came close at last night’s Empire Awards.
The force was strong as The Last Jedi ruled at the ceremony in London’s Roundhouse.
Daisy Ridley, 25, who plays badass Rey, was best actress, while Rian Johnson, 44, scored best director. The Last Jedi was also best film and won two more gongs, for costume and visual effects. And Mark Hamill, 66, aka Luke Skywalker, was named Empire icon.
Elsewhere, Hugh Jackman, 49, was best actor for Logan, and Steven Spielberg, 71, won the lifetime achievement award. Josh O’Connor, 27, picked up best male newcomer for God’s Own Country, which won best British film. Wonder Woman lassoed best sci-fi while Get Out scooped best screenplay and best horror.
Telly-wise, Vanessa Kirby, 29, who plays Princess Margaret in The Crown, saw the Netflix drama win best TV series.
Author: Tom Stichbury