The Jameson Empire Awards were presented in London on March 29, with The Dark Knight taking top honors. In addition to the regular categories, Heath Ledger, who portrayed the Joker in The Dark Knight, was honored for lifetime achievement. The awards are selected by voting amongst Empire magazine’s readers. Winners of genre interest are listed below.
- Best Film: The Dark Knight
- Best Actor: Christian Bale (The Dark Knight)
- Best Actress: Helena Bonham Carter (Sweeney Todd)
- Best Director: Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight)
- Icon Award: Viggo Mortensen
- Best Horror: Eden Lake