Rogue One: A Star Wars Story won the biggest three prizes from last night’s Empire Awards. The first Star Wars spinoff movie took home the awards for Best Film, Best Actress for Felicity Jones, and Best Director for Gareth Edwards. During the ceremony, director Gareth Edwards briefly spoke about the differences between his movie and the Han Solo spinoff movie, currently in production.
The Empire Awards, is an annual British awards ceremony honoring cinematic achievements in the local and global film industry. The awards are presented by the British film magazine Empire with the winners voted by the readers of the magazine. (via Wiki)
Rogue One overall had 9 nominations. Apart from the 3 it won, it was also nominated for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Best Costume Design, Best Make-Up and Hairstyling, Best Visual Effects, Best Production Design, Best Male Newcomer for Riz Ahmed.
In an interview during the awards, Gareth Edwards briefly talked about the upcoming second Star Wars spinoff movie about the adventures of young Han Solo. Edwards revealed that he glimpsed a few things from the movie and is really jealous about it. He also described the Han Solo film as “completely different” from Rogue One, and that from all the Star Wars films that he heard about, Han Solo is probably the greatest challenge. Edwards also expressed his confidence that Han Solo directors Lord and Miller will “knock it out of the park”. You can watch the interview below.