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James McAvoy praises Jennifer's naked body at gala Empire Awards

Zoe Hardman attending the Jameson Empire Film Awards 2015 held at Grosvenor House, on Park Lane, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday March 29, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Empire. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Zoe Hardman attending the Jameson Empire Film Awards 2015 held at Grosvenor House, on Park Lane, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday March 29, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Empire. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Alex Lawther (right) receives the award for Best Thriller for The Imitation Game from Mark Strong (left) during the Jameson Empire Film Awards 2015 held at Grosvenor House, on Park Lane, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday March 29, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
James McAvoy (left) and Daniel Radcliffe receive the award for Best British Film for Kingsman: The Secret Service, during the Jameson Empire Film Awards 2015 held at Grosvenor House, on Park Lane, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday March 29, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Christopher Nolan receives the Empire Inspiration Award during the Jameson Empire Film Awards 2015 held at Grosvenor House, on Park Lane, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday March 29, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Jessica Chastain during the Jameson Empire Film Awards 2015 held at Grosvenor House, on Park Lane, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday March 29, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
(left to right) Isaac Hempstead Wright, Kit Harrington and Liam Cunningham receive the Empire Hero Award for Game Of Thrones, during the Jameson Empire Film Awards 2015 held at Grosvenor House, on Park Lane, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday March 29, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Andy Serkis receives the Best Actor Award, at the Jameson Empire Film Awards 2015 held at Grosvenor House, on Park Lane, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday March 29, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Kit Harington (left) and Peter Firth during the Jameson Empire Film Awards 2015 held at Grosvenor House, on Park Lane, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday March 29, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Liam Neeson (right) presents the Empire Legend Award to Ralph Fiennes during the Jameson Empire Film Awards 2015 held at Grosvenor House, on Park Lane, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday March 29, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Ralph Fiennes with the Empire Legend Award during the Jameson Empire Film Awards 2015 held at Grosvenor House, on Park Lane, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday March 29, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Christopher Nolan (right) with the Best Film Award for Interstellar presented by Henry Cavill during the Jameson Empire Film Awards 2015 held at Grosvenor House, on Park Lane, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday March 29, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire
Christopher Nolan and wife Emma Thomas (left) with the Best Film Award for Interstellar, Best Director and Empire Inspiration Award, alongside presenter Jessica Chastain during the Jameson Empire Film Awards 2015 held at Grosvenor House, on Park Lane, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday March 29, 2015. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire

ACTOR James McAvoy was full of praise for his X-Men co-star Jennifer Lawrence’s “naked body” as he accepted the best sci-fi award for the film at last night’s Empire Awards.

“I’d like to thank Jennifer Lawrence’s wonderful blue hue and naked body for ensuring I didn’t even feature in that

clip,” he said after accepting the gong for X-Men: Days of Future Past.

The actor, who played

Professor X in the hit franchise only had a little screen time in comparison to his 24-year-old co-star, which he puts down to her costume.

“If we weren’t fans of

X-Men when we started, we are now, and I just hope that when we do Apocalypse this summer, we do the fans as proud as we did this time. Thank you Empire! We do hugely appreciate it.”

The full list of winners at the 2015 Jameson Empire Awards are as follows:

Best Male Newcomer - Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service)

Best Female Newcomer - Karen Gillan (Guardians Of The Galaxy/Oculus)

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy - X-Men: Days Of Future Past

Best Horror - The Babadook

Best Comedy - Paddington

Best Thriller - The Imitation Game

Best British Film - Kingsman: The Secret Service

Best Actor - Andy Serkis (Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes)

Best Actress - Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)

Best Director - Christopher Nolan (Interstellar)

Empire Hero - Game Of Thrones

Empire Inspiration - Christopher Nolan

Empire Legend - Ralph Fiennes

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