The BBC News reports that James Bond and Casino Royale conquered this year’s Empire Awards, taking home three of the top prizes, including best film.
In addition to the top prize for Casino Royale, Daniel Craig won the best actor award for his role as 007 and Eva Green took home the best female newcomer award for her portrayal of Vesper Lynd.
Empire magazine assistant editor Ian Freer said: ‘I’m delighted that Empire readers have decided that Casino Royale is the best film of the year.’
‘We’re proud that real cinema-goers have the good taste to do something neither the critics’ awards or industry prizes managed to do–really get behind the reinvention of James Bond as a great British triumph.’
More than 50,000 people voted for the awards this year. To see the full list of winners as well as an exclusive picture of Craig, director Martin Campbell, and producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, click here to visit the official Empire website. The publication will hold its 2007 awards ceremony in November this year.
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