#AceMediaNews – March.20: Star Wars beats Mad Max at Empire awardsStar Wars: The Force Awakens trumps Mad Max: Fury Road at this year’s Empire Awards, winning five awards to the latter’s four.
The Force Awakens was named best sci-fi/fantasy and was also honoured for its visual effects, director JJ Abrams and stars John Boyega and Daisy Ridley.
Fury Road was recognised for its make-up, costumes, soundtrack and production design at the central London event.
But neither title took home the best film award, which went to The Revenant.
Matt Damon was on hand to accept his best actor award for The Martian, while Sweden’s Alicia Vikander won best actress for The Danish Girl.
Spectre, Spy and The Hallow were named best thriller, comedy and horror respectively at a ceremony hosted by the writer and comedian David Walliams.
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