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  Lord of the Rings sweeps Empire Awards
Updated 05 February 2002, 21.07
Lord of the Rings stars Billy Boyd and Orlando Bloom
Billy Boyd and Orlando Bloom celebrate

Lord of the Rings heartthrobs Orlando Bloom and Elijah Wood have picked up top prizes at the Empire Film Awards.

Click here to see the stars at the awards

Elijah was named best actor and his co-star Orlando won the best debut actor award.

Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet

The Lord of the Rings was also named best film and one of its stars, Christopher Lee, got the Empire lifetime achievement award. He played Saruman the White in the blockbusting movie.

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Musical epic Moulin Rouge also did well. Actor Ewan McGregor was named best British actor for his leading role, and Nicole Kidman won best actress.

Baz Luhrmann also won the best director prize for Moulin Rouge.

The Empire magazine awards are the only film awards in Britain which are voted for by the public.

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