On Sunday March 30, FHM got to sit in the same room and drink copious amounts of Jameson's with the likes of Tom Cruise, Margot Robbie and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

With heads pounding and feet aching, here's everything we learned that you won't read in the papers...

01 No awards ceremony is complete without an opening number. Host James Nesbitt has a lovely singing voice.

James Nesbitt: Jameson Empire Awards

02 Emma Thompson is bloody hilarious.

 

03 Stephen Fry can say whatever he wants and still receive rapturous applause. Even, it turns out, the word pre-cum.

Stephen Fry: Jameson Empire Awards

04 James McAvoy's nickname for Hugh Jackman is Hugo Boss.

05 Top Gun 2 is happening.

 

06 James Nesbitt became the voice in our heads when he proclaimed "Margot Robbie. Holy shitballs" after she accepted her Best Newcomer award.

Margot Robbie: Jameson Empire Awards

07 After watching a tape of clips spanning his awesome career, Hugh Jackman said, "That showed a lot of action and very little dialogue. Kind of like my wedding night."

Hugh Jackman: Empire awards

08 Being in the physical presence of Kate Beckinsale may cause excessive sweating.

Kate Beckinsale

10 Shaun of the Dead premiered 10 years ago on March 29, 2004. When Edgar Wright pointed this out, everyone took a pained swig.

11 Arnie really does give a cracking speech.

 

12 You know when you get so drunk you throw a shoe across the dance floor and give someone a running jump hug? That's called getting "James McAvoy'd"

James McAvoy


THE WINNERS

EMPIRE 25th AWARD: The Legend of Our Lifetime
Tom Cruise

EMPIRE 25th AWARD: The Action Hero of Our Lifetime
Arnold Schwarzenegger

EMPIRE ICON (presented by Jameson Irish Whiskey)
Hugh Jackman

EMPIRE HERO
Simon Pegg

EMPIRE INSPIRATION (presented by Mazda Motors UK)
Paul Greengrass

BEST MALE NEWCOMER (presented by Tresor Paris)
Aidan Turner - The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

BEST FEMALE NEWCOMER
Margot Robbie - The Wolf Of Wall Street

BEST HORROR
The Conjuring

BEST COMEDY (presented by Magic 105.4)
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

BEST THRILLER
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

BEST SCI-FI/FANTASY (presented by MediCinema)
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Michael Fassbender - 12 Years A Slave

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Sally Hawkins - Blue Jasmine

BEST BRITISH FILM
The World’s End

BEST ACTRESS
Emma Thompson - Saving Mr. Banks

Jameson BEST ACTOR
James McAvoy - Filth

BEST DIRECTOR (presented by Air New Zealand)
Alfonso Cuarón - Gravity

BEST FILM (presented by Sky Movies)
Gravity