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Cruise, Jackman and Arnie celebrated at The Empire Awards

Actors Hugh Jackman, Tom Cruise and Arnold Schwarzenegger received special icon awards at The Empire Awards, sponsored by Jameson Whisky.

Readers of Empire Magazine voted for their favourite films, actors and directors, while celebrating the best of film from the past year. This year's awards also tie in with the 25th anniversary of Empire Magazine.

James McAvoy was awarded Best Actor for his role in Filth and Emma Thompson's performance in Saving Mr Banks was awarded Best Actress. Oscar-winning sci-fi Gravity won Best Film and Alfonso Cuarón won Best Director.

Hugh Jackman, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Tom Cruise each received special awards for their contribution to film, winning 'Empire Icon', 'Action Hero of our Lifetime' and 'The Legend of our Lifetime' respectively.

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