Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L Jackson, Taron Egerton, Nathalie Emmanuel, John Boyega, top the list of winners at the prestigious 2nd annual National Film Awards UK 2016
London (1/04/15), Last night (31.03.15), the National Film Academy announced the winners of the 2nd annual National Film Awards UK at the prestigious awards ceremony which took place at the Porchester Hall in London.
British film, stage and television actress, Dame Helen Mirren was first to be announced as the winner for the Lifetime Achievement Award and accepted her award from New York. Mirren commented “I feel truly honoured to be awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Film Academy. I am proud to be a member of the National Film Awards winners list and thank you to all the movie fans for voting for me”.
Rise of the Footsoldier II, Kingsman (The Secret Service), London Road, Chasing Robert Barker, Reason to Leave, and Man UP which featured Actor Simon Pegg all received a gong at the prestigious event. Man UP won Best Comedy beating tough competition from The Lobster and The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel . Best Director award was won by Stephen Fingleton for his movie ‘The Survivalist’
The nominees for Global Contribution to Motion Picture included a stellar list of stars who have excelled in their craft. Nominees included; Hugh Grant, Denzel Washington , Ben Kingsley , Meryl Streep, Harrison Ford, Samuel L Jackson, Michael Caine, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kevin Spacey . Samuel L Jackson was voted winner and added “This is just perfect. I am incredibly honoured and thankful for this award from the National Film Academy and all the movie fans who voted for me.
A list of new breakthrough talent also made the National Film Awards 2016 shortlist; Battling it out on the Best Newcomer category are ; Taron Egerton (Kingsman- The Secret Service) , Agyness Deyn (Sunset Song), Bel Powley (A Royal Night Out), Milo Parker (Mr. Holmes), John Boyega (Star Wars- The Force Awakens), Abigail Hardingham (Nina Forever), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Slow West), Sonoya Mizuno (Ex-Machina), Karidja Touré (Girlhood) and Hermione Corfield (Mission Impossible- Rogue Nation)
Taron Egerton saw of the competition by winning the Best Newcomer category for his role in Kingsman, The Secret Service whilst John Boyega was voted winner of the Best Breakthrough Performance in a Film for his role in Star Wars the Force Awakens
Over 2.9 million movie fans nationwide voted for this year’s 2nd annual National Film Awards and the night was hosted by TV presenter Louise Gookey and featured a stellar list of celebrity guest presenters. The night ended with an incredibly heartfelt video tribute to the late, great Alan Rickman who was honoured with a National Film Academy fellowship award.
The 3rd annual National Film Awards are scheduled to be held on the 31st of March 2017 and public nominations will begin in October.
Below is a full list of winners for the 2nd annual National Film Awards UK:
Best International Film
Kingsman- The Secret Service
Chasing Robert Barker
Best Drama sponsored by Gold Collagen
A Reason to Leave
Best Independent Feature
Never Let Go
Best British Film sponsored by Metcalfe’s Skinny
Rise of the Footsoldier II
Best Actor sponsored by Angel Tears Vodka
Tom Hiddleston (High-Rise)
Best Actress sponsored by Gold Collagen
Natalie Emmanuel (Fast and Furious 7)
Stephen Fingleton (The Survivalist)
Best Breakthrough Performance in a Film
John Boyega (Star Wars – The Force Awakens)
Best Newcomer sponsored by Mokingo
Taron Egerton (Kingsman- The Secret Service)
Best Foreign Language Film sponsored by InvestNation
Son of Saul (Hungary)
Best Supporting actress sponsored by IUTTA
Alexandra Evans (Redistributors)
Best Supporting actor
Samuel L Jackson (Kingsman- The Secret Service)
Best Short Film
Global Contribution to Motion Picture
Samuel L Jackson
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The National Film Awards UK is an annual awards ceremony celebrating the achievements of established and independent film makers , actors , actresses, casting directors , production companies and crew who make up the motion picture industry.All nominations and voting for the NFA are submitted and voted for by movie fans. The NFA is produced by the National Film & TV Academy who also produce the National Film Festival.