Colin Firth makes surprise appearance at Empire Awards

March 27th, 2011

Colin Firth made a surprise appearance at the Jameson Empire Film Awards in London today (27.03.11).

The 'King's Speech' star - who won Best Actor at this year's Oscars as well as a host of other accolades including a Golden Globe and a BAFTA - arrived at the event in the British capital's Grosvenor House Hotel to present Gary Oldman with the Empire Icon prize.

As well as giving out the award he also picked up his own, winning the Jameson Best Actor.

'Kick-Ass' won in two of the six categories it was nominated for; Chloe Moretz won Best Newcomer for her role of foul-mouthed superhero Hit Girl in the movie, while the project as a whole took the Best British Film award.

Jane Goldman, who wrote the script for the first movie, revealed there were currently no official plans in motion for a sequel to the film starring Aaron Johnson as the titular self-made hero, but hoped something would happen "one day".

She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "It is not in the works currently but who knows one day we would all love to.

"Everyone is just doing other stuff right now, but we all had an amazing experience doing it so that would be fun.

"The comic is wonderful but whether or not it would diverge from that I don't know. No one has had a chance to sit down and really plan it properly but who knows? One day!"

Noomi Rapace won the Best Actress award for her role in thriller 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo', while Keira Knightley was awarded the Empire Hero accolade.


Complete list of winners for the Jameson Empire Awards 2011:


Best Newcomer - Chloe Moretz ('Kick-Ass')

Best Comedy - 'Four Lions'

Best Actress presented by Citroën - Noomi Rapace ('The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo')

Best Horror - 'The Last Exorcism'

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy - 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1'

Best Thriller - 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo'

Best British Film presented by The Industry Trust - 'Kick-Ass'

Empire Inspiration presented by HMV - Edgar Wright

Jameson Best Actor - Colin Firth ('The King's Speech')

Best Film presented by Kirin Ichiban - 'Inception'

Best Director presented by Sony - Edgar Wright

Empire Hero presented by Jameson Irish Whiskey - Keira Knightley

Empire Icon- Gary Oldman

Done in 60 Seconds - '127 Hours' by Maeve Stam