Best Actress winner Daisy Ridley nails androgynous chic in a smart tuxedo as she leads the glamour at the star-studded Empire Awards 2018 in London

She's become one of the biggest stars in Britain over the last few years.

And Daisy Ridley was naturally leading the glamour on the red carpet when she arrived at the Rakuten TV Empire Awards 2018, held at the Roundhouse in London on Sunday night.

The Star Wars actress, 25, was dressed to impress in a smart tuxedo, ditching the usual red carpet gown in favour of a cool and quirky androgynous look.

Chic: Daisy Ridley was naturally leading the glamour on the red carpet when she arrived at the Rakuten TV Empire Awards 2018, held at the Roundhouse in London on Sunday night

Chic: Daisy Ridley was naturally leading the glamour on the red carpet when she arrived at the Rakuten TV Empire Awards 2018, held at the Roundhouse in London on Sunday night

Daisy stunned in the smart cropped jacket with silk detailing on the lapels and form-fitting trousers.

The brunette completed her look with a crisp white shirt, worn buttoned up to the neckline.

The star pulled her look together with a pair of simple black stilettos and set off her look with silver earrings.

Making a statement: The Star Wars actress, 25, was dressed to impress in a smart tuxedo

Making a statement: The Star Wars actress, 25, was dressed to impress in a smart tuxedo

Quirky: Daisy ditched the usual red carpet gown in favour of a cool and quirky lookT

Quirky: Daisy ditched the usual red carpet gown in favour of a cool and quirky lookT

Curly girl: She wore her hair in corkscrew curls and set off her look with soft smoky eye shadow

Curly girl: She wore her hair in corkscrew curls and set off her look with soft smoky eye shadow

Glamorous: Daisy stunned in the smart cropped jacket with silk detailing on the lapels and form-fitting trousers

Glamorous: Daisy stunned in the smart cropped jacket with silk detailing on the lapels and form-fitting trousers

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After the Oscar Awards and the BAFTAS you'd think the stars and celebs would be sick of award shows by now, but tonight it's all about the Empire Awards in London.

And one actress we're pleased to see on the red carpet is Daisy Ridley. The Star Wars alumni led the evenings glamour in a black suit from Sara Battaglia's pre-fall 2018 collection.

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Dressed to impress: The brunette completed her look with a crisp white shirt, worn buttoned up to the neckline

Dressed to impress: The brunette completed her look with a crisp white shirt, worn buttoned up to the neckline

Natural beauty: Daisy enhanced her pretty features with a rose coloured lipstick

Natural beauty: Daisy enhanced her pretty features with a rose coloured lipstick

English rose: Daisy added a vintage twist to the androgynous look as she styled her hair into the mass of curls

English rose: Daisy added a vintage twist to the androgynous look as she styled her hair into the mass of curls

She wore her hair in tight, corkscrew curls and set off her look with soft smoky eye shadow and a simple nude lip.

Daisy's career has gone from strength-to-strength since finding worldwide fame for her role in Star Wars.

However the star has previously admitted she wasn't impressed with her acting skills in The Force Awakens.

Dazzling: The Crown's Vanessa Kirby looked sensational in a silver sparkling dress

Dazzling: The Crown's Vanessa Kirby looked sensational in a silver sparkling dress

Two-tone: The beautiful gown boasted a navy skirt and was set off with ornate heels
Two-tone: The beautiful gown boasted a navy skirt and was set off with ornate heels

Two-tone: The beautiful gown boasted a navy skirt and was set off with ornate heels 

Popular: The actress flashed a wave to onlookers as she arrived at the awards 

Popular: The actress flashed a wave to onlookers as she arrived at the awards 

Glamorous: The TV favourite looked incredible in the butterfly embellished number
Glamorous: The TV favourite looked incredible in the butterfly embellished number

Glamorous: The TV favourite looked incredible in the butterfly embellished number 

Turning heads: All eyes were on Vanessa as she posed up a storm on the red carpet 

Turning heads: All eyes were on Vanessa as she posed up a storm on the red carpet 

Holding court: Vanessa was in her element as she chatted to members of the press

Holding court: Vanessa was in her element as she chatted to members of the press

Gorgeous in green: Anya Taylor-Joy wowed in a dazzling green dress with a thigh-high split
Gorgeous in green: Anya Taylor-Joy wowed in a dazzling green dress with a thigh-high split

Gorgeous in green: Anya Taylor-Joy wowed in a dazzling green dress with a thigh-high split 

Retro look: The striking star wore her hair in glossy curls and opted for 60s inspired make-up

Retro look: The striking star wore her hair in glossy curls and opted for 60s inspired make-up

Jaw-dropping: Anya oozed Hollywood glamour in the plunging ensemble as she posed up a storm on the red carpet

Jaw-dropping: Anya oozed Hollywood glamour in the plunging ensemble as she posed up a storm on the red carpet

Statement: The brunette beauty appeared to take notes from Angelina Jolie's iconic Oscars pose, popping out her right leg as she made her way to the awards ceremony
Statement: The brunette beauty appeared to take notes from Angelina Jolie's iconic Oscars pose, popping out her right leg as she made her way to the awards ceremony

Statement: The brunette beauty appeared to take notes from Angelina Jolie's iconic Oscars pose, popping out her right leg as she made her way to the awards ceremony

Exciting: Anya braced the freezing cold weather in her revealing frock as she made her way to the awards ceremony

Exciting: Anya braced the freezing cold weather in her revealing frock as she made her way to the awards ceremony

Smart attire: Actress Alexa Davies looked lovely in a white halterneck gown 

Smart attire: Actress Alexa Davies looked lovely in a white halterneck gown 

Taking a stand: The star was sporting a Time's Up badge pinned on her cream gown 

Taking a stand: The star was sporting a Time's Up badge pinned on her cream gown 

Making a statement: Stefanie Martini was looking lovely in a bronze gown with an elegant halterneck cut 

Making a statement: Stefanie Martini was looking lovely in a bronze gown with an elegant halterneck cut 

Looking good: The blonde's glamorous attire was set off with a dazzling clutch 

Looking good: The blonde's glamorous attire was set off with a dazzling clutch 

Flawless: Stefanie showed off her glowing complexion with a bronze smoky eye and coral lip as she made her way down the red carpet

Flawless: Stefanie showed off her glowing complexion with a bronze smoky eye and coral lip as she made her way down the red carpet

Keeping it simple: Hannah Britland sported a black dress teamed with multi-coloured heels 

Keeping it simple: Hannah Britland sported a black dress teamed with multi-coloured heels 

Empire Awards 2018 WINNERS

Best Film

Call Me by Your Name

Get Out

Star Wars: The Last Jedi - WINNER

Thor: Ragnarok

Wonder Woman

Best British Film

Darkest Hour

Dunkirk

God's Own Country - WINNER

Paddington 2

The Death of Stalin

Best Director

Patty Jenkins - Wonder Woman

Rian Johnson - Star Wars: The Last Jedi - WINNER

Jordan Peele - Get Out

Taika Waititi - Thor: Ragnarok

Edgar Wright - Baby Driver

Best Screenplay

Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, Ian Martin and Peter Fellows - The Death of Stalin

James Ivory - Call Me by Your Name

Francis Lee - God's Own Country

Martin McDonagh - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Jordan Peele - Get Out - WINNER

Best Actor

John Boyega - Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Armie Hammer - Call Me by Your Name

Hugh Jackman - Logan - WINNER

Gary Oldman - Darkest Hour

Andy Serkis - War for the Planet of the Apes

Best Actress

Gal Gadot - Wonder Woman

Tiffany Haddish - Girls Trip

Frances McDormand - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Daisy Ridley - Star Wars: The Last Jedi - WINNER

Emma Watson - Beauty and the Beast

Best Male Newcomer

Timothée Chalamet - Call Me by Your Name

Ansel Elgort -Baby Driver

Daniel Kaluuya - Get Out

Josh O'Connor - God's Own Country - WINNER

Fionn Whitehead - Dunkirk

Best Female Newcomer

Emily Beecham - Daphne

Dafne Keen - Logan - WINNER

Florence Pugh - Lady Macbeth

Tessa Thompson - Thor: Ragnarok

Kelly Marie Tran - Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Best Comedy

Girls Trip

The Big Sick

The Death of Stalin - WINNER

The Disaster Artist

Toni Erdmann

Best Horror

Get Out - WINNER

It

mother!

Split

The Autopsy of Jane Doe

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Blade Runner 2049

Logan

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Thor: Ragnarok

Wonder Woman - WINNER

Best Thriller

Baby Driver

John Wick: Chapter 2

Kingsman: The Golden Circle - WINNER

The Handmaiden

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Animated Film

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Coco - WINNER

My Life as a Courgette

The Lego Batman Movie

The Red Turtle

Best Documentary

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

City of Ghosts

I Am Not Your Negro - WINNER

I Called Him Morgan

Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond 

Best Production Design

Baby Driver - WINNER

Dunkirk

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Thor: Ragnarok

Best Soundtrack

Baby Driver - WINNER

Beauty and the Beast

Call Me by Your Name

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Logan Lucky

Best Visual Effects

Ghost in the Shell

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Star Wars: The Last Jedi - WINNER

Thor: Ragnarok

War for the Planet of the Apes

Best Costume Design

Alexandra Byrne - Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Michael Kaplan - Star Wars: The Last Jedi - WINNER

The Death of Stalin

Ellen Mirojnick - The Greatest Showman

Mayes C. Rubeo - Thor: Ragnarok

Best Makeup and Hair Styling

Beauty and the Beast - WINNER

Ghost in the Shell

Murder on the Orient Express

The Greatest Showman

Thor: Ragnarok

Best TV Series 

Big Little Lies

Stranger Things

The Crown - WINNER

The Handmaid's Tale

Twin Peaks

Best Actor in a TV Series

Jason Isaacs - Star Trek: Discovery - WINNER

Kyle MacLachlan - Twin Peaks

Alexander Skarsgård - Big Little Lies

Matt Smith - The Crown

Dan Stevens - Legion

Best Actress in a TV Series

Millie Bobby Brown - Stranger Things

Claire Foy - The Crown

Nicole Kidman - Big Little Lies - WINNER

Elizabeth Moss - The Handmaid's Tale

Reese Witherspoon - Big Little Lies 

Empire Legend of our Lifetime Award

Steven Spielberg

Empire Visionary Award

Edgar Wright

Empire Inspiration

Amma Asante 

Empire Icon

Mark Hamill 

 

Recalling the first time she watched it back, she told Elle magazine: 'I didn't think I was good in the first film, and I was struggling with that.

'I did the first one because I didn't really know what I was getting myself into and I was having loads of fun, and suddenly I'm realising what this actually is. I realised I can't f***ing do this. I'm highly dramatic.'

It was recently confirmed that Star Wars: Episode IX would start shooting at the end of July, as revealed by J .J. Abrams during an appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last month.

Show of support: Mark Hamill was supported by his wife Marilou York and daughter Chelsea Hamill at the awards 

Show of support: Mark Hamill was supported by his wife Marilou York and daughter Chelsea Hamill at the awards 

Beloved: Mark was greeted by a mob of waiting fans as he arrives at the theatre in the capital, looking as sharp as ever in a green and black suit

Beloved: Mark was greeted by a mob of waiting fans as he arrives at the theatre in the capital, looking as sharp as ever in a green and black suit

Crowd pleaser: All eyes were on Mark as he made his grand arrival at the event

Crowd pleaser: All eyes were on Mark as he made his grand arrival at the event

The heavens opened! The legendary Star Wars actor braced the freezing cold snow to make his way into the awards ceremony

The heavens opened! The legendary Star Wars actor braced the freezing cold snow to make his way into the awards ceremony

Dapper chap: Stephen Merchant was looking dapper as he rocked up on the red carpet 

Dapper chap: Stephen Merchant was looking dapper as he rocked up on the red carpet 

Veteran star: Mark was layering up against the winter chill on Sunday night 

Veteran star: Mark was layering up against the winter chill on Sunday night 

All together now: Andy Serkis brought his family along to the event 

All together now: Andy Serkis brought his family along to the event 

Pictures or it didn't happen: The Hollywood star was happy to pose for pictures with fans 

Pictures or it didn't happen: The Hollywood star was happy to pose for pictures with fans 

Dazzling: Vanessa looked lovely in her sequin embellished attire
Dazzling: Vanessa looked lovely in her sequin embellished attire

Dazzling: Vanessa looked lovely in her sequin embellished attire 

Ethereal: Hayley Squires stunned in a plunging dress with a floral pattern 

Ethereal: Hayley Squires stunned in a plunging dress with a floral pattern 

Belted: The gorgeous gown was nipped in at the waist with a red suede belt 

Belted: The gorgeous gown was nipped in at the waist with a red suede belt 

The filmmaker revealed that he has a finished script for the next installment in the blockbuster franchise that he will direct.

'We have a script, which is a big deal for me. It starts shooting end of July,' he announced.

Abrams, 51, had been honing the screenplay with Chris Terrio, who won a best adapted screenplay Oscar for Argo.

'Having a script in advance is something I haven't always been lucky enough to have,' Abrams explained. 'I'm writing this with Chris Terrio, who is a genius, and I'm having a great time.'

Causing a stir: Actress Emily Beecham looked lovely in a floral print dress 

Causing a stir: Actress Emily Beecham looked lovely in a floral print dress 

Flower power: The star turned heads in the pretty frock, which she accessorised with a statement necklace
Flower power: The star turned heads in the pretty frock, which she accessorised with a statement necklace

Flower power: The star turned heads in the pretty frock, which she accessorised with a statement necklace

Glamorous appearance: Celia Imrie wowed in a blue silk jacket and tailored trousers 

Glamorous appearance: Celia Imrie wowed in a blue silk jacket and tailored trousers 

Sophisticated: She paired the look with  black suede heels and toted a crocodile-effect clutch bag

Sophisticated: She paired the look with  black suede heels and toted a crocodile-effect clutch bag

Dazzling: The star set off her look with a pair of eye-catching silver earrings

Dazzling: The star set off her look with a pair of eye-catching silver earrings

Feathered frock: Joely Richardson turned heads in a feather embellished gown 

Feathered frock: Joely Richardson turned heads in a feather embellished gown 

Vixen: The acclaimed actress made a statement in a black gown with feathered trim, pledging her support for the Me Too movement with a pin on her frock

Vixen: The acclaimed actress made a statement in a black gown with feathered trim, pledging her support for the Me Too movement with a pin on her frock

Nominations for the prestigious Empire Awards were led by the fan favourite Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which is up for nine awards including Best Film.

Following close behind was Thor Ragnorok with eight and Baby Driver, Call Me By Your Name and Get Out with five nominations.

Presented by Empire magazine, the awards aim to honour the best in cinema and television as voted by their readers, with a mixture of blockbusters and critical darlings making up the nominations.

Daring to be different: Actress Tallulah Rose Haddon donned a lace-up PVC ensemble 

Daring to be different: Actress Tallulah Rose Haddon donned a lace-up PVC ensemble 

Perky: Director Amma Asante showed off her ample cleavage in a plunging nude gown as she arrived for the awards ceremony

Perky: Director Amma Asante showed off her ample cleavage in a plunging nude gown as she arrived for the awards ceremony

Flawless: The director of A United Kingdom had her short tresses styled into a sleek bob

Flawless: The director of A United Kingdom had her short tresses styled into a sleek bob

Gorgeous: Amma added a pop of colour to her complexion with a pink lip
Gorgeous: Amma added a pop of colour to her complexion with a pink lip

Effortless: Amma added a pop of colour to her complexion with a pink lip

Sharp: Andy Serkis donned a simple navy suit as he made his way down the red carpet

Sharp: Andy Serkis donned a simple navy suit as he made his way down the red carpet

Family affair: Andy was joined on the red carpet by his wife Lorraine Ashbourne and their three children Sonny, Ruby and Louis George

Family affair: Andy was joined on the red carpet by his wife Lorraine Ashbourne and their three children Sonny, Ruby and Louis George

The only award confirmed ahead of the ceremony was the honorary Legend of Our Lifetime Award, to be given to the legendary director Steven Spielberg.

Following in the footsteps of Tom Cruise who received the prize in 2014, Steven will be honoured for his outstanding contribution to cinema, with over 40 years of success under his belt from Jaws to E.T. to Schindler's List to Jurassic Park.

The prize will come weeks ahead of Steven's return to the director's chair with Ready Player One, which tells the story of a group of teenagers who embark on a quest within a virtual reality world to find a hidden treasure.

Pop culture fans will get the chance to spot numerous Easter Eggs from within the film's virtual reality world, with some already spotting the likes of Back to the Future's DeLorean and the famous King Kong in the trailer.

Suited and booted: Ralph Ineson (left) and Martin Freeman (right) were dressed to impress

Checking out the competition: Martin was clad in a smart checked jacket 

Checking out the competition: Martin was clad in a smart checked jacket 

Handsome actor: Noel Clarke also sported a dapper figure on the red carpet in a sharp black tux 

Handsome actor: Noel Clarke also sported a dapper figure on the red carpet in a sharp black tux 

Suave: Hugh Jackman cut a dapper figure in a sharp black suit and was spotted laughing during the swanky ceremony 

Suave: Hugh Jackman cut a dapper figure in a sharp black suit and was spotted laughing during the swanky ceremony 

Strike a pose: The leading ladies of film and television posed together inside the bash 

Strike a pose: The leading ladies of film and television posed together inside the bash 

Colour pop: TV actress Simona Brown stood out on the red carpet as she rocked an electric blue midi dress with matching heels

Colour pop: TV actress Simona Brown stood out on the red carpet as she rocked an electric blue midi dress with matching heels

Pals: Simona was spotted posing with Tallulah Rose inside the awards cocktail reception at London's Roundhouse Theatre

Pals: Simona was spotted posing with Tallulah Rose inside the awards cocktail reception at London's Roundhouse Theatre

Gothic chic: Poldark star Elise Chappell put on a leggy display in a dress with semi-sheer mesh shoulders 

Gothic chic: Poldark star Elise Chappell put on a leggy display in a dress with semi-sheer mesh shoulders 

Dynamic: The TV star had her brunette tresses styled into a short blunt cut with her makeup styled into a simply smoky eye

Dynamic: The TV star had her brunette tresses styled into a short blunt cut with her makeup styled into a simply smoky eye

Star Wars: The Last Jedi came out on top in the big ceremony, scooping Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress for Daisy Ridley.

Meanwhile Mark Hamill was honoured with the Empire Icon presented by his co-star from the iconic film series, expressing how grateful he was to have been recognised for his work as the legendary Luke Skywalker.

He said: 'I try to do my homework and make prepared remarks, but nothing prepares you for a moment like this.'

Vanessa Kirby was also in attendance to pick up the Best TV Series award for The Crown, admitting in her acceptance speech: 'I nearly missed this because I was in the loo!' 

Honoured: Mark Hamill was presented with the Empire Icon award by his Star Wars co-star Daisy Ridley

Honoured: Mark Hamill was presented with the Empire Icon award by his Star Wars co-star Daisy Ridley

Legend: In his acceptance speech the star said: 'I try to do my homework and make prepared remarks, but nothing prepares you for a moment like this'

Legend: In his acceptance speech the star said: 'I try to do my homework and make prepared remarks, but nothing prepares you for a moment like this'

Pals: Mark embraced Daisy as he took to the stage to accept his award

Pals: Mark embraced Daisy as he took to the stage to accept his award

Hilarious: The Death of Stalin scooped Best Comedy, with screenwriter Peter Fellows, actor Armando Iannucci and producer Kevin Loader taking to the stage to accept the award

Hilarious: The Death of Stalin scooped Best Comedy, with screenwriter Peter Fellows, actor Armando Iannucci and producer Kevin Loader taking to the stage to accept the award

Groundbreaking: Amma Asante received the Empire Inspiration Award

Groundbreaking: Amma Asante received the Empire Inspiration Award

Girl power: Patty Jenkins also took to the stage to accept Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy for Wonder Woman

Girl power: Patty Jenkins also took to the stage to accept Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy for Wonder Woman

Another big winner of the night was the comic book favourite Logan, winning Best Newcomer for Dafne Keen and Best Actor for Hugh Jackman.

The Australian actor was in attendance for the ceremony to accept his award, in what was a swan song for the character after 17 years playing the clawed member of the X-Men.

In his acceptance speech, Hugh said: 'When we started making this movie, every single email I wrote had the heading 'Utopia'. We wanted to make something that was our dream project for this character. We could not have achieved that without this incredible team.' 

'In the last 20 years I have learned a lot about this character. There are 20 million people out there who still know a hell of a lot more about this character than me. This award and this movie is for those people.' 

Hugh also took a moment to honour his wife Deborra-lee Furness, who he then proceeded to Facetime in New York saying: 'Baby, you've sacrificed more than anything for this.'

Suave: Hugh Jackman was awarded Best Actor his swan song performance as Wolverine in Logan

Suave: Hugh Jackman was awarded Best Actor his swan song performance as Wolverine in Logan

Departing: The award marked a poignant moment for Hugh after he said goodbye to Wolverine after 20 years playing the character

Departing: The award marked a poignant moment for Hugh after he said goodbye to Wolverine after 20 years playing the character

Supportive: Hugh called his wife on Facetime as he took to the stage to accept his award

Supportive: Hugh called his wife on Facetime as he took to the stage to accept his award

Happy couple: The actor paid tribute to his wife of 21 years on-stage, showing her the award through his phone

Happy couple: The actor paid tribute to his wife of 21 years on-stage, showing her the award through his phone

Is she on the line? High called his wife in New York live on-stage as he accepted the award

Is she on the line? High called his wife in New York live on-stage as he accepted the award

Hanging up the claws: He said: 'In the last 20 years I have learned a lot about this character. There are 20 million people out there who know a lot more about this character than me'

Hanging up the claws: He said: 'In the last 20 years I have learned a lot about this character. There are 20 million people out there who know a lot more about this character than me'

Sci-fi siren: Daisy Ridley was awarded Best Actress for her performance in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, one of the six big wins for the film

Sci-fi siren: Daisy Ridley was awarded Best Actress for her performance in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, one of the six big wins for the film

She done well: In her speech Daisy said: 'When we made ''Jedi'', the first one had just come out and I was sort of having a bit of a moment. I felt so self-conscious'

She done well: In her speech Daisy said: 'When we made ''Jedi'', the first one had just come out and I was sort of having a bit of a moment. I felt so self-conscious'

Thrilled: Daisy couldn't hide her excitement as she received the Best Actress award for her performance as Rey

Thrilled: Daisy couldn't hide her excitement as she received the Best Actress award for her performance as Rey

Top prize: The London-born actress joined director Rian Johnson (left) and producer Ram Bergman backstage as The Last Jedi was the big winner of the evening

Top prize: The London-born actress joined director Rian Johnson (left) and producer Ram Bergman backstage as The Last Jedi was the big winner of the evening

Fan favourite: Former Doctor Who star Noel Clarke presented Best Sci-Fi/ Fantasy to Patty Jenkins for Wonder Woman

Fan favourite: Former Doctor Who star Noel Clarke presented Best Sci-Fi/ Fantasy to Patty Jenkins for Wonder Woman

Suave: Idris Elba took to the stage to present the Empire Inspiration Award to Amma Asante

Suave: Idris Elba took to the stage to present the Empire Inspiration Award to Amma Asante

Star-studded: The night proved to be a glamorous affair, as stars travelled from far and wide to the Roundhouse Theatre for the ceremony

Star-studded: The night proved to be a glamorous affair, as stars travelled from far and wide to the Roundhouse Theatre for the ceremony

The ceremony came to a close with Steven Spielberg receiving the Legend Of Our Lifetime Award, presented by actor Simon Pegg.

In his speech, Steven took the time to mention the Time's Up movement, which came about last year as a show of solidarity against sexual harassment in the Hollywood film industry.

He said: 'It's been a rich and diverse year for film and for gender and for race, and for speaking out. 

'Thank you, Time's Up. We were very much on board from the very beginning. This is more important than any of us can ever really realise.' 

Icon: Steven Spielberg was awarded the final prize of the night, taking to the stage to accpt the Legend Of Our Lifetime Award from Simon Pegg

Icon: Steven Spielberg was awarded the final prize of the night, taking to the stage to accpt the Legend Of Our Lifetime Award from Simon Pegg

Amazing: Steven was honoured for 40 years of film-making, with a video including tributes from an array of actors who had starred in his films

Amazing: Steven was honoured for 40 years of film-making, with a video including tributes from an array of actors who had starred in his films

Still going strong: The award came just weeks ahead of the release of Steven's latest film Ready Player One

Still going strong: The award came just weeks ahead of the release of Steven's latest film Ready Player One

Important: In his speech Steven also took the time to mention the Time's Up Movement, saying: 'We were very much on board from the very beginning. This is more important than any of us can ever really realise'

Important: In his speech Steven also took the time to mention the Time's Up Movement, saying: 'We were very much on board from the very beginning. This is more important than any of us can ever really realise'

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