Christopher Nolan Wins Big at the 2015 Empire Film Awards

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Last Sunday at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, Empire Magazine along with Jameson hosted their film awards. Christopher Nolan attended and ended up walking away with 3 awards. Christopher Nolan was guaranteed the Empire Inspiration award, presented to him by Jessica Chastain. Henry Cavill presented Nolan with the Best Director award for Interstellar. Interstellar also won the big prize of the night, Best Film, which Emma Thomas and Jessica Chastain joined Nolan on stage to accept.

Read on for the transcripts of the acceptance speeches.
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by Kelly Williams
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Interstellar: A Reckless, Mad Masterpiece

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For those of you still uninitiated with Interstellar, last year’s shrouded-in-secrecy film by genius and innovator Christopher Nolan, stop reading here. It is the personification of discovery, an eyes-wide-open love song that dares to ask what if and opens doors to places both new and unexpected. As Christopher Nolan himself has said to the press, this film, perhaps more than any other of his, relishes in its untold story. There are the expected Nolan twists and turns, but so much of the meat and bones of the story has been lovingly withheld that spoiling seems rude. Interstellar is in a constant state of evolution and metamorphosis, with distinct phases that differ in look, structure, and theme. Continue reading

by Brendan Hodges
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Interstellar wins an Oscar for Achievement in Visual Effects

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The visuals of wormholes and blackholes in Christopher Nolan’s epic space adventure came out top of a highly competitive category, which included Xmen Days of Future Past, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. This was Interstellar‘s only win of five nominations. Hans Zimmer graciously lost to Alexandre Desplat, for his The Grand Budapest Hotel score.

Congratulations to the Visual Effects team: Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter, and Scott R. Fisher. Fresh off their win at the BAFTA‘s earlier this month.

by Kelly Williams
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