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9th Empire Awards

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Hosted by  Bill Bailey
Date  4 February 2004
Host  Bill Bailey
Site  The Dorchester
Empire issue  #178 (April 2004)
Other ceremonies  2003, 2005
Channel  Sky Cinema
Best british film  Love Actually
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Best Film  The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Most awards  Love Actually and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (3)
Most nominations  The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (8)
Winners  Martine McCutcheon, Johnny Depp

The 9th Empire Awards ceremony (officially known as the Sony Ericsson Empire Awards), presented by the British film magazine Empire, honored the best films of 2003 and took place on 4 February 2004 at The Dorchester Hotel in London, England. During the ceremony, Empire presented Empire Awards in nine categories as well as three honorary awards. The Lifetime Achievement Award was renamed to Career Achievement Award this year but was reverted to its former name at its next and last presentation. The ceremony was televised live in the United Kingdom by Sky Movies 1 with highlights and exclusive backstage interviews airing on Sky One Mix on 5 February. English actor Bill Bailey hosted the show for the first time. The awards were sponsored by Sony Ericsson for the second consecutive year.


Love Actually won three awards including Best British Film. Other winners included The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King also with three awards including Best Film, Kill Bill: Volume 1 with two awards and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl with one. Ray Harryhausen received the Empire Inspiration Award, Sigourney Weaver received the Career Achievement Award and Roger Corman received the Independent Spirit Award.

Winners and nominees

Winners are listed first and highlighted in boldface.

Multiple awards

The following three films received multiple awards:

Multiple nominations

The following 11 films received multiple nominations:


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