Alfonso Cuaron Awarded Twice At Empire Awards

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‘Gravity’ director Alfonso Cuaron was awarded by two major prizes at the Jameson Empire Awards 2014, held in London on Sunday, March 30th. He took trophies for Best Director and Best Film.

Alfonso, also famous for his ‘The Mexican’ movie, had some more statues added to his collections during a ceremony at Grosvenor House. This event occurred only weeks after he had earned his first Best Director prize at the Academy Awards.

Though he wasn’t able to attend, he received all of his awards via video stream.

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug also received two awards, one for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy movie, and other for Best Male Newcomer handed to Irish actor Aidan Turner.

Other winners were: Margot Robbie for Best Female Newcomer for her portrayal in ‘The Wolf Of Wall Street’, Best Actress went to Emma Thompson for ‘Saving Mr. Banks’, Best Actor award went to James McAvoy for starring in ‘Filth’.

Awards for Best Supporting Actor went to Michael Fassbender for starring in ’12 Years A Slave’, and Best Supporting Actress is now the award of Sally Hawkins, ‘Blue Jasmine’.

Top Genre prizes went to Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, for Best Comedy, The Conjuring, as expected, for Best Horror, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire for Best Thriller, and The World’s End for Best British Film.

Among others, special honours went to numerous Hollywood stars. Names who left the ceremony with an award are: Tom Cruise as Legend of Our Lifetime, Arnold Schwarzenegger as Action Hero of Our Lifetime, Simon Pegg as Empire Hero, Hugh Jackman as Empire Icon and Captain Phillips director Paul Greengrass for Empire Inspiration. 

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