Friday night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Meryl Streep, Harrison Ford, Amy Schumer, James Corden, Orlando Bloom and Sam Mendes were honored by the Britannia Awards during a star-studded dinner gala. Presented by BAFTA Los Angeles, a branch of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, the Britannias have been a bridge between the Hollywood and British entertainment communities since 1989.
British comedian Jack Whitehall hosted the event that was sponsored by Jaguar Land Rover and American Airlines. Here in the US, the awards will be telecast on Pop TV on November 6. Proceeds from the gala ceremony will support BAFTA Los Angeles’ on-going education, scholarship, community outreach and archival projects.
Here’s a run-down of the proceedings:
Oscar and BAFTA Award-winning actress Streep received the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film, presented by director Stephen Frears.
Actor and late night talk show host Corden was honored with the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year, presented by Bryan Cranston.
Oscar-winning director Mendes was honored with the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing, presented by actress Saoirse Ronan.
Actor and humanitarian Bloom received the Britannia Humanitarian Award, presented by his Hollywood buddy Robert Downey Jr.
Emmy Award-winning comedian Schumer accepted the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy, presented by actor/producer Seth MacFarlane.
Photo Credit: BAFTA/Britannia Awards