“ The 5th annual Empire Awards „
The nights are closing in; the television channels are planning their Crimbo schedules - and its awards time again. The film industry is well known for patting itself on the back. The Empire Awards are different. These awards do not take themselves too seriously, but they allow the people that count, you the cinemagoer or you the video renter, the opportunity to vote in a number of categories. I feel that these awards are not as shallow as some of its competitors - and the recipients appear to really appreciate and understand the importance of what they are receiving. Empire gives you the opportunity to vote either via the website or the printed magazine in the following categories: Best Film Best Director Best Actor Best Actress Best British Film Best British Director Best British Actor Best British Actress Best Debut. Closing date this year is 1st February 2001. Last year the likes of Minnie Driver and Dennis Hopper were invited to the event that takes place each February in London and for the last few years has been televised. So if you thought Snatch was the best British Flick of that Russ Crowe was the Best Actor, take some time out to vote in the Joe Public awards that count.