Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer

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Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer
Awarded for Best breakthrough performance by an actor
Country United Kingdom
Presented by Empire magazine
First awarded 2012
Currently held by Josh O'Connor - God's Own Country (2018)

The Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer is an Empire Award presented annually by the British film magazine Empire to honor an actor who has delivered a breakthrough performance[1] while working within the film industry. The Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer is one of two ongoing awards which were first introduced at the 17th Empire Awards ceremony in 2012 (along with Best Female Newcomer) with Tom Hiddleston receiving the award for his role in Thor. Josh O'Connor is the most recent winner in this category for his role in God's Own Country. Winners are voted by the readers of Empire magazine.

Winners and nominees[edit]

In the list below, winners are listed first in boldface, followed by the other nominees, the number of the ceremony (1st, 2nd, etc.) appears in parentheses after the awards year, linked to the article (if any) on that ceremony.

2010s[edit]

Year Actor Film Ref.
2012
(17th)
Tom Hiddleston Thor [2]
Asa Butterfield Hugo
Craig Roberts Submarine
Jeremy Irvine War Horse
John Boyega Attack the Block
Sam Claflin Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
2013
(18th)
Tom Holland The Impossible [3]
Domhnall Gleeson Anna Karenina
Rafe Spall Life of Pi
Steve Oram Sightseers
Suraj Sharma Life of Pi
2014
(19th)
Aidan Turner The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug [4]
Barkhad Abdi Captain Phillips
George MacKay Sunshine on Leith
Oscar Isaac Inside Llewyn Davis
Tye Sheridan Mud
Will Poulter We're the Millers
2015
(20th)
Taron Egerton Kingsman: The Secret Service [5][6]
Dan Stevens The Guest
Daniel Huttlestone Into the Woods
Ellar Coltrane Boyhood
Jack O'Connell Unbroken
2016
(21st)
John Boyega Star Wars: The Force Awakens [7]
Abraham Attah Beasts of No Nation
Thomas Mann Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Jason Mitchell Straight Outta Compton
Jacob Tremblay Room
2017
(22nd)
Dave Johns I, Daniel Blake [8]
Julian Dennison Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Lewis MacDougall A Monster Calls
Riz Ahmed Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Tom Holland Captain America: Civil War
2018
(23rd)
Josh O'Connor God's Own Country [9]
Fionn Whitehead Dunkirk
Ansel Elgort Baby Driver
Daniel Kaluuya Get Out
Timothée Chalamet Call Me by Your Name

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