Deathly Hallows 2 empire awards

Final Harry Potter wins Best Film at Empire awards

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – the final film in the fantasy franchise based on JK Rowling’s novel – has won best film and best director for David Yates at the 2012 Empire Awards.

Deathly Hallows 2 empire awards

Many of the film’s cast attended but Daniel Radcliffe was unable to attend the ceremony to receive Harry Potter’s prize. He left a video message, saying: “I’ve always been quite a harsh judge of the series, but I was over the moon with this final film. I think we went out on a high note.”

The Empire Awards are voted for entirely by the public.

Gary Oldman won best actor for his role in political thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. And The Inbetweeners Movie beat Bridesmaids to pick up best comedy. Blockbusters Thor and The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn also won.

Tim Burton with Helena
Tim Burton with partner Helena Boham Carter at the Empire Awards

 

Full list of winners

Best film: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

Best British film: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Best actor: Gary Oldman

Best actress: Olivia Colman

Best Director: David Yates (Harry Potter)

Best male newcomer: Tom Hiddleston (Thor)

Best female newcomer: Felicity Jones (Like Crazy)

Best comedy: The Inbetweeners Movie

Best horror: Kill List

Best thriller: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Best sci-fi: Thor

The Art of 3D award: The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

Empire Hero: Michael Fassbender

Empire Inspiration Award:Ron Howard

Empire Legend:Tim Burton