Star Wars: The Last Jedi leads Empire Awards pack with nine nods

Star Wars: The Last Jedi leads Empire Awards pack with nine nods

Star Wars: The Last Jedi leads Empire Awards pack with nine nods

The latest film in the Star Wars franchise, The Last Jedi, leads the pack for the Empire Awards with nine nominations.

The box office smash, directed by Rian Johnson, is shortlisted for the coveted best film award where it will do battle with horror film Get Out, Oscar-tipped Call Me By Your Name, as well as Thor: Ragnarok and Wonder Woman.

Johnson is up for best director while The Last Jedi’s lead stars, John Boyega and Daisy Ridley, both earn nods in the best actor and best actress categories respectively.

John Boyega and Daisy Ridley with Mark Hamill (Ian West/PA)
John Boyega and Daisy Ridley with Mark Hamill (Ian West/PA)

Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri star Frances McDormand, Beauty And The Beast’s Emma Watson and Girls Trip’s Tiffany Haddish join Ridley on the best actress shortlist.

Gary Oldman, who collected a Golden Globe earlier this month for his starring role as Winston Churchill in wartime drama Darkest Hour, will compete with Boyega alongside Logan actor Hugh Jackman, War For The Planet Of The Apes star Andy Serkis and Call Me By Your Name’s Armie Hammer.

Edgar Wright’s critically acclaimed thriller Baby Driver – which stars disgraced actor Kevin Spacey – earns five nominations including best director, best thriller and best soundtrack.

The film’s lead, Ansel Elgort, is up for best male newcomer where he is joined by Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya and Call Me By Your Name’s Timothee Chalamet.

Alongside Wright and Johnson in the best director category is Wonder Woman mastermind Patty Jenkins, Thor: Ragnarok’s Taika Waititi and Get Out creator Jordan Peele.

The television categories see nominations for The Crown’s Claire Foy for the best actress prize where she is joined by Big Little Lies stars Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, The Handmaid’s Tale’s Elisabeth Moss and Stranger Things 2’s Millie Bobby Brown.

The four shows are also represented in the best TV series category alongside Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series.

In the male category, Big Little Lies’ Alexander Skarsgard and The Crown’s Matt Smith will compete with Twin Peaks’ Kyle MacLachlan, Star Trek’s Jason Isaacs and Legion actor Dan Stevens.

The full list of nominations are:

Best Film

Get Out

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Call Me By Your Name

Thor: Ragnarok

Wonder Woman

Best Director

Rian Johnson – Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Edgar Wright – Baby Driver

Jordan Peele – Get Out

Patty Jenkins – Wonder Woman

Taika Waititi – Thor: Ragnarok

Best Male Newcomer

Josh O’Connor — God’s Own Country

Fionn Whitehead – Dunkirk

Ansel Elgort – Baby Driver

Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out

Timothee Chalamet – Call Me By Your Name

Best Female Newcomer

Dafne Keen – Logan

Emily Beecham – Daphne

Florence Pugh – Lady Macbeth

Tessa Thompson – Thor: Ragnarok

Kelly Marie Tran – Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best Actress

Gal Gadot – Wonder Woman

Daisy Ridley – Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Frances McDormand – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Tiffany Haddish – Girls Trip

Emma Watson – Beauty And The Beast

Best Actor

John Boyega – Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Hugh Jackman – Logan

Andy Serkis — War For The Planet Of The Apes

Armie Hammer – Call Me By Your Name

Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour

Best Screenplay

God’s Own Country

Call Me By Your Name

The Death Of Stalin

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Get Out

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Logan

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Wonder Woman

Thor: Ragnarok

Blade Runner 2049

Best British Film

God’s Own Country

The Death Of Stalin

Dunkirk

The Darkest Hour

Paddington 2

Best Horror

Mother!

The Autopsy Of Jane Doe

Get Out

It

Split

Best Documentary

I Called Him Morgan

City Of Ghosts

An Inconvenient Sequel

Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond

I Am Not Your Negro

Best Comedy

Toni Erdmann

The Death Of Stalin

The Big Sick

The Disaster Artist

Girls Trip

Best Thriller

Baby Driver

John Wick: Chapter 2

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

The Handmaiden

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Animated Film

The Lego Batman Movie

My Life As A Courgette

The Red Turtle

Coco

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Best Soundtrack

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2

Baby Driver

Logan Lucky

Beauty And The Beast

Call Me By Your Name

Best Costume Design

The Greatest Showman

The Death Of Stalin

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2

Thor: Ragnarok

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best Production Design

Baby Driver

Dunkirk

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2

Thor: Ragnarok

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best Visual Effects

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2

War For The Planet Of The Apes

Thor: Ragnarok

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Ghost In The Shell

Best Make-up And Hairstyling

Murder On The Orient Express

The Greatest Showman

Beauty And The Beast

Thor: Ragnarok

Ghost In The Shell

Best TV Series

The Handmaid’s Tale

Big Little Lies

Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series

The Crown

Stranger Things 2

Best TV Actress

Claire Foy (The Crown)

Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies)

Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies)

Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)

Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things 2)

Best TV Actor

Alexander Skarsgard (Big Little Lies)

Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series)

Matt Smith (The Crown)

Jason Isaacs (Star Trek: Discovery)

Dan Stevens (Legion)

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