Comedian Ed Byrne To Host  The Jameson Empire Awards 2013

Comedian Ed Byrne To Host The Jameson Empire Awards 2013

Celebrating its 18th year, The Jameson Empire Awards will be hosted by popular Irish comedian Ed Byrne

This will be Byrne's debut presenting the Awards, which will be held in London on Sunday March 24 and attended by a multitude of star guests from the world of film, all eager to find out if the public have voted for them. 

An internationally renowned observational stand-up who is widely known for his appearances on TV panel shows Mock The Week and Have I Got News For You, Byrne promises to inject his unique Irish wit and charm to the annual film awards event. A regular on the UK and Ireland comedy circuit, Byrne has also played at most major international comedy festivals. His next tour, Roaring Forties, kicks off with a full run at the Edinburgh festival (at the EICC) and he will then embark on a full national tour ending in Spring 2014. A regular filmgoer himself, Byrne deftly comments: "I can't wait to host an awards show run by Empire - a magazine that I actually read, and sponsored by Jameson - a whiskey that I actually drink!" 

Open voting is still open for The Jameson Empire Awards - the biggest film awards in the UK to be voted for entirely by the cinemagoing public, who can vote for any film they have seen and enjoyed in the year ending January 25, 2013. Film fans can vote for a variety of categories including: Best Male and Female Newcomer, Best Film (presented by Sky Movies), Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy, The Art Of 3D (presented by RealD), Best Comedy (presented by Magic 105.4), Best British Film, Best Actress (presented by Citro%n) and the annual Jameson Best Actor award. 

To see the full list of categories and to cast your vote, visit: 

There are just three days left for the public to cast open votes across all categories before the deadline of Wednesday, February 27. The shortlisted nominees will then be announced on Friday, March 1, with all categories then open to a final round of public voting to determine the winners, who will be announced at the star-studded ceremony on Sunday March 24.

Nominees to be announced on Friday, March 1