BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR presented by The National Lottery
These two Supporting categories are new for this year, just because there's so much great work in supporting roles that we felt we were missing out. Celia Imrie, fresh back from shooting The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2 in India and wearing an utterly fabulous gold coat, is presenting this award – but to us, she’ll always be Fighter Pilot Bravo 5 in The Phantom Menace.
"Thanks Empire, because I'm hoping to be able to kiss one of these gorgeous nominees when they win," says Imrie.
The winner is... Michael Fassbender, 12 Years A Slave
Fassbender can't be here because he's working out of the country on something that requires a big ginger beard, but he sent his thanks. "You'll have to make do with snogging me, Celia," says Nesbitt.
Michael Fassbender takes Best Supporting Actor for 12 Years A Slave at the #JamesonEmpireAwards. It's a good night to be Irish so far.
— Empire Magazine (@empiremagazine) March 30, 2014