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The shortlist for the Jameson Empire Awards 2016 has been revealed today, as nominated by readers of Empire and the cinema-going public.

Picking up 9 nominations each, Mad Max : Fury Road and Star Wars: The Force Awakens are the front runners of the 50 films nominated in a variety of different categories. Cult sensationGame Of Thrones and Marvel’s Jessica Jones face off in the Best TV Series category while Batman: Arkham Knight is up against record-selling Fallout 4 for Best Game.

Commenting on this year’s shortlist, Empire’s Editor-In-Chief, Terri White, concludes: “2015 was an absolutely cracking year for film and entertainment, evidenced by the strength of the actors, filmmakers, movies and TV shows fighting it out for gongs this year. With Mad Max: Fury Road and Star Wars: The Force Awakens going head to head with awards favourite so far The Revenant, I can’t wait to see who walks away with the Empire trophies on the night. It’d take a braver woman than me to bet against any of them.”

You can have your say in who wins on the night by heading to to cast your vote. Voting closes on the 18th March ahead of the star-studded ceremony on 20th March hosted by David Walliams.

The nominations for the Jameson Empire Awards cover films released within the period January 31, 2015, until January 31, 2016.