The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles® (BAFTA Los Angeles) has announced the honorees for the 2014 Jaguar Britannia Awards presented by BBC America and United Airlines and they are:
Robert Downey Jr
Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film which is presented to a unique individual, upon whose work is stamped the indelible mark of authorship and commitment, and who has lifted the craft to new heights. Prior recipients of the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film include Warren Beatty, Jeff Bridges, Tom Cruise, Daniel Day Lewis, Robert De Niro, Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks, George Lucas, Sean Penn, Steven Spielberg and Denzel Washington.
John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing (Presented by the GREAT Britain Campaign) The honor pays tribute to the legacy of the brilliant British director who made an unprecedented contribution to one of the great periods in American cinema. Recipients of this honor are deeply respected, distinctive and innovative directors, whose contribution as both technicians and artists represents the zenith of the directing profession.
Britannia Humanitarian Award for his work with Water Defense. The non-profit organization Ruffalo co-founded, is dedicated to using technology and public engagement to keep waterways and drinking water sources free from contamination and industrial degradation. TheBritannia Humanitarian Award is presented to a colleague who has used their position in the entertainment industry to create positive social change and actively shine a light on important humanitarian issues. The award has previously recognized Idris Elba, Richard Curtis, Don Cheadle and Colin Firth.
Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year (Presented by Burberry) This honor pays tribute to a talented British artist whose outstanding performances in a year have demonstrated the high quality of their craftsmanship. Whether an emerging talent, or an established name, the British Artist of the Year honors a person who represents the best of British talent. Prior recipients include Daniel Craig, Kate Winslet, Tilda Swinton, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Blunt, Michael Sheen, Rachel Weisz, and more.
Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment
Recipients are that rare breed of iconic and trail-blazing individuals whose innovative approach has had a profound, lasting impact on the entertainment industry and whose contributions to the moving image are second to none.
The Britannia Award is the highest accolade presented by BAFTA Los Angeles, and is a celebration of achievement honoring individuals and companies who have dedicated their careers or corporate missions to advancing the art-forms of the moving image.
Perry Simon, General Manager, BBC AMERICA said: “We are thrilled to partner once again with BAFTA Los Angeles to bring this outstanding event to our BBC AMERICA audience. The Britannia Awards have become one of the most prestigious events in Hollywood, and this year’s line-up of honorees continues that proud tradition.”
Returning as host will be British actor and comedian Rob Brydon. The awards will be handed out on October 30th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and will be broadcast on BBC America on Sunday November 2. Proceeds from the gala ceremony support BAFTA Los Angeles’ on-going education, scholarship, community outreach and archival projects.
The Anglophile Channel hopes to bring you full coverage from the red carpet!
Here is last year’s British Artist of the Year Award recipient Benedict Cumberbatch accepting his Britannia Award.
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