George Clooney, One of Six Honored at the 2013 Britannia Awards

Nov 19, 2013 at 8:33 pm |
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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in Los Angeles recently held the Britannia Awards at the famous Beverly Hilton. The awards program is BAFTA Los Angeles’ highest accolade. It recognizes and honors those who have dedicated their careers to the entertainment arts. The evening brought out several a-list celebrities. The guest list included the likes of George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Sacha Baron Cohen, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Salma Hayek.

The 2013 Britannia Awards honorees are:

  • George Clooney, Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film
  • Kathryn Bigelow, John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing
  • Sir Ben Kingsley, Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year
  • Sacha Baron Cohen, Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy
  • Idris Elba, Britannia Humanitarian Award

“BAFTA is the highest honor that you can receive in the Arts in England…It’s a wonderful evening here because the people who are going to be honored know they are being honored, and they’ve chosen the people who are going to be honoring them,” said previous honoree Jennifer Ehle.

All the honorees were delighted with the award and recognition. Kathryn Bigelow said, ” I have to say they have always been so supportive, as an organization, of my work. So it’s an opportunity to return that support. But anything in the name of John Schlesinger, I will follow him to the ends of the earth. It’s a real honor.”

Congratulations to this year’s honorees.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in Los Angeles recently held the Britannia Awards at the famous Beverly Hilton. The awards program is BAFTA Los Angeles’ highest accolade. It recognizes and honors those who have dedicated their careers to the entertainment arts. The evening brought out several a-list celebrities. The guest list included the likes of George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Sacha Baron Cohen, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Salma Hayek.