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.
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.
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