'INTERSTELLAR', 'IMITATION GAME' STEAL THE SHOW AT EMPIRE AWARDS

London: Christopher Nolan's Interstellar was named best film and director while The Imitation Game picked up the prize for best thriller at the 2015 Jameson Empire Awards. Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) and Andy Serkis (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) triumphed in the leading acting categories.

Serkis was a surprise winner, beating out the likes of Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne, Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Armitage and Bradley Cooper. "I'm really thrilled and excited because finally, performance capture is respected across the board and considered on par as any other actor. You can't compare performances. They're all good and different but I'm glad I have touched audiences as much as a live actor can and been recognised for it", he said. 
Colin Firth's Kingsman: The Secret Service was named best British film, while Paddington, The Babadook and X-Men: Days of Future Past also took home awards. Meanwhile, Ralph Fiennes, Karen Gillan and Taron Egerton were honoured for their professional achievements.

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