Being shunned at Academy Awards, "King Kong" delightfully shines at another event as the movie made its way to lead the nominations for Empire Magazine's 2006 Film Awards, securing five nods with its stars, Andy Serkis and Naomi Watts, each scored nomination in Best Actor and Actress categories. Came behind the great ape flick were "Pride and Prejudice", "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit", and "Crash" which all garnered four nominations, the latter being one of other four competitors of "King Kong" in Best Film category.
Meanwhile, other big screen productions which have been included in the nominees' list were among others "Batman Begins" for Best Thriller, "Wedding Crashers" for Best Comedy, and "Land of the Dead" for Best Horror Movie. As for the movie stars, names like Christian Bale, Matt Dillon, Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, plus Thandie Newton also appeared on list. For the complete list of nominations, do take a look at http://www.empireonline.com/awards2006/nominations/.