U.K.'s Empire Awards Unveil New Categories, 2016 Date

Associated Press
Christopher Nolan was the big winner at the 2015 awards.

Best animated film and doc and TV and video game elements are among the 11 new categories added for the next edition.

The Empire Awards, considered one of the most lively and well-lubricated events on the U.K. film calendar (it is, after all, sponsored by Jameson Whiskey), have announced a raft of new categories for the 2016 edition, which is set to be held March 20.

Among the 11 new categories spanning film, TV and gaming are best screenplay, best animated film, best documentary, best soundtrack, best visual effects, best TV series and best video game.

At this year's event, The Hollywood Reporter presented the prize for best British film, which went to Kingsman: The Secret Service. Interstellar received the honor for best film, with Christopher Nolan also picking up the best director and inspiration awards.

Voted on by the public, the upcoming event is expected to see heavy representation from Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Spectre.