Mar 24 2013, 6:26pm CDT | by Luigi Lugmayr
The latest James Bond movie - which led the nominations and was recently crowned the highest-grossing film in British box office history - won Best Film and its director Sam won Best Director as well as the Empire Inspiration Award.
'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' star Martin Freeman won the Jameson Best Actor gong, while Jennifer Lawrence, 22, was named Best Actress for her portrayal of Katniss Everdeen in 'The Hunger Games'.
The modest 41-year-old British actor admitted he was surprised to come out on top in the public vote ahead of Daniel Craig, Robert Downey Jr., Daniel Day-Lewis and Christoph Waltz in the prestigious category.
He said: "It's possible that my performance was not the best of the year, but I'll take it."
The adventure movie also won the Best Science-Fiction/Fantasy award.
Dame Helen Mirren, 67, was named Empire Legend at the ceremony in the Grosvenor House Hotel.
Accepting the accolade, she said: "I feel more of a leg-over than a legend. I have been more in my career."
Daniel Radcliffe was awarded Empire Hero.
The Jameson Empire Awards 2013 Winners in full:
Best Male Newcomer presented by Entertainment Tonight
Tom Holland for 'The Impossible'
Best Female Newcomer
Samantha Barks for 'Les Miserables'
Best Comedy presented by Magic 105.4
Best Thriller presented by Vue Entertainment
Best Horror presented by Cafe de Paris
'The Woman In Black'
The Art Of 3D presented by RealD
Best British Film presented by Tresor Paris
Best Director presented by Monitor Audio
Sam Mendes for 'Skyfall'
Jameson Best Actor
Martin Freeman for 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'
Best Actress presented by Citroen
Jennifer Lawrence for 'The Hunger Games'
Best Film presented by Sky Movies
Empire Inspiration Award presented by Jameson Irish Whiskey
Empire Outstanding Contribution
Source: Bang Showbiz
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