Jameson Empire Awards nominations: The Imitation Game leads the pack and Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch go head to head again!

The Jameson Empire Award nominations have been announced and the competition is fierce!


by Ellie Henman |
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Empire readers voted in their tens of thousands for the best films and filmmakers of 2014 and the winner’s will be announced in a ceremony (hosted by James Nesbitt) on Sunday 29 March.

The Theory Of Everything, The Imitation Game and Kingsman: Secret Service are leading the pack in nods, with Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch going head to head (AGAIN) in the Best Actor category.

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See the full list of nominees here:

Best British Film:


Under The Skin

The Theory Of Everything

Kingsman: The Secret Service

The Imitation Game

Best Actress:

Felicity Jones (The Theory Of Everything)

Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game0)

Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)

Emily Blunt (Edge Of Tomorrow)

Alicia Vikana (Ex Machina)

Best Actor:

Bradley Cooper (American Sniper)

Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game)

Eddie Redmayne (The Theory Of Everything)

Andy Serkis (Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes)

Richard Armitage (The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies)

Best Male Newcomer:

Jack O’Connell (Unbroken)

Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood)

Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service)

Dan Stevens (The Ghost)

Daniel Huttlestone (Into The Woods) – Dan's only 15!

Best Female Newcomer:

Sophie Cookson (Kingsman: The Secret Service)

Carrie Coon (Gone Girl)

Essie Davis (The Babadook)

Karen Gillan (Guardians Of The Galaxy/Oculus)

Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Belle)

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy:

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Guardians Of The Galaxy

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies


X-Men: Days Of Future Past

Best Horror:


The Babadook

The Guest


Under The Skin

Best Comedy:

22 Jump Street

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Inbetweeners 2

The Lego Movie


Best Thriller:

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Gone Girl

The Imitation Game

Kingsman: The Secret Service


Best Director:

Peter Jackson (The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies)

Richard Linklater (Boyhood)

Christopher Nolan (Interstellar)

Matt Reeves (Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes)

Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game)

Best Film:


Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

The Imitation Game


Best Director:

Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

Richard Linklater’s Boyhood

Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar

Matt Reeves’ Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game


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