Tom Cruise and Samantha Morton won acting awards
Futuristic thriller Minority Report has won three prizes at the Empire Film Awards while Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers took the best film prize.
Minority Report’s stars Tom Cruise and Samantha Morton both picked up acting awards, while Steven Spielberg was named best director.
EMPIRE AWARDS MAIN WINNERS
Best film – The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (above)
Best British film: 28 Days Later
Best actor: Tom Cruise
Best actress: Kirsten Dunst
Best British actor: Hugh Grant
Best British actress: Samantha Morton
It is the second year running that a Lord of the Rings movie has won best film, although it only won one award from its seven nominations.
The awards were voted for by readers of Empire magazine and handed out at a ceremony in London on Wednesday.
There are separate categories for British stars, with Hugh Grant winning the best British actor prize for his role in comedy About A Boy.
Samantha Morton, seen as a rising star, was voted best British actress while her Minority Report co-star Cruise was named best actor.
Spider-Man star Kirsten Dunst won the best actress prize – but her award was accepted by comic Johnny Vegas, who also stood in for Nicole Kidman in 2002.
This is partly because many Oscar contender films have not yet been seen in the UK, and also because the awards are voted for by fans and not film professionals.
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