The hit spy movie also took home Best Thriller at the London ceremony on Sunday (25Mar12) after winning the majority of votes from readers of Empire magazine. The film saw off competition from Attack The Block, The Inbetweeners Movie, Submarine and Tyrannosaur to land the Best British Film honour.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 was named Best Film, ahead of Drive, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, while David Yates won Best Director for helming the final installment in the blockbuster fantasy series.
Daniel Craig, Ryan Gosling, Daniel Radcliffe and Andy Serkis all lost out to Oldman in the Best Actor category, while Olivia Colman was honoured with Best Actress for her turn in harrowing drama Tyrannosaur.
Ron Howard won the Empire Inspiration award, Michael Fassbender was this year’s Empire Hero and Tim Burton was named Empire Icon.