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'Atonement' Dominates Empire Film Awards

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Mar 10, 2008 | 5:39am EDT

Atonement emerged victorious at London's Empire Awards on Sunday, taking home three prizes including Best British Film.

The drama also netted its stars James McAvoy and Keira Knightley the trophies for Best Actor and Best Actress, respectively, at U.K. movie magazine Empire's annual awards ceremony.

Elsewhere, Best Film went to Matt Damon sequel The Bourne Ultimatum, while David Yates took home Best Director for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Hot Fuzz was named Best Comedy and American Gangster claimed the Best Thriller prize.

Control, a biopic of late Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis, won two awards--Best Newcomer for star Sam Riley and Best Soundtrack.

Scottish actor Ewan McGregor was honored with the Empire Icon Award.

The full list of winners is:

Best Comedy--Hot Fuzz

Best Actor--James McAvoy, Atonement

Best Thriller--American Gangster

Empire Icon Award--Ewan McGregor

Best British Film--Atonement

Best Newcomer--Sam Riley, Control

Best Horror--28 Weeks Later

Empire Inspiration Award--Guillermo Del Toro

Best Actress--Keira Knightley, Atonement

Sony Ericsson Soundtrack Award--Control

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy--Stardust

Best Director--David Yates, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Outstanding Contribution to British Film--Shane Meadows

Best Film--The Bourne Ultimatum

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