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August 25, 2015 at 5:02 pm #192990
Meryl Streep, Sam Mendes & James Corden To Be Lauded At 2015 Britannia Awards
By Anthony D’Alessandro August 20, 2015
Meryl Streep, Sam Mendes and James Corden
are the first honorees to be named by the British Academy of Film and
Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) for the 2015 British
Academy Britannia Awards, which is taking place on Friday, October 30 at
the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Streep will be honored with the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film. Previous
recipients include Robert Downey Jr., George Clooney, Tom Cruise, Clint
Eastwood and Steven Spielberg. Streep is currently starring as an aged
rocker in Jonathan Demme’s Ricki And The Flash. She co-stars in the upcoming Focus Features film Suffragette as Emmeline Pankhurst, who was a crusader for British female voting rights.
Mendes will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for
Excellence in Directing presented by The GREAT Britain Campaign. The
honor pays tribute to a British director who has made an unprecedented
contribution to American cinema. Previous honorees include Mike Newell,
Danny Boyle, Christopher Nolan and David Yates. Mendes recently directed
his second James Bond film Spectre which opens on November 6 stateside.
Corden will receive the Britannia for British Artist of the Year
presented by Burberry. The award goes to an emerging or established
British talent. Previous recipients for the British Artist of the Year
include Emma Watson, Daniel Craig, Kate Winslet, Emily Blunt and Tilda
Swinton. Corden has had a successful year in the wake of taking over the
hosting reigns of CBS’ The Late Late Show and starring in Disney’s Into The Woods ($212.9M global B.O.).
The Britannia Awards are sponsored by American Airlines. Production company Done + Dusted will produce this year’s ceremony.August 25, 2015 at 6:59 pm #192993
2 years ago, George Clooney was the recipient and Julia Roberts presented as a Campaign move for A:OC. In attendance were other contenders that year like Chiwetel Ejiofor for 12 Years, Idris Elba for Mandela, etc …
Britannia Awards is an Awards Season Event. Streep accepted the honor this year in lieu of Ricki & Suffragette. Streep could have deferred it to next year for Florence Foster Jenkins.
Now ….. Who will present the award to Streep ???September 15, 2015 at 6:39 pm #192994
Amy Schumer To Be Honored At 2015 Britannia Awards
By Ross A. Lincoln September 15, 2015
Amy Schumer has joined fellow honorees Meryl Streep, Sam Mendes, and James Corden at the 2015 Britannia Awards, as BAFTA Los Angeles
has announced today she’ll receive the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award
for Excellence in Comedy. The award recognizes “talent whose popularity
and cultural impact exemplifies the uniquely transcendent quality of
excellent comedy,” and is being given to Schumer in recognition of her
success with Inside Amy Schumer and her summer comedy hit Trainwreck.
As previously announced, Streep will receive the Stanley Kubrick
Britannia Award for Excellence in Film, Mendes the John Schlesinger
Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing, and Corden the Britannia
Award for British Artist of the Year.
The Britannia awards pay tribute to individuals who have advanced
motion picture art forms throughout the Anglosphere, honoring
exceptional talent with ties to the British film industry. Sponsored by
American Airlines, the 2015 Britannia Awards will be held in Los Angeles
at the Beverly Hilton on October 30. Done + Dusted is producing this
year’s ceremony.October 2, 2015 at 2:57 pm #192995
Harrison Ford Joins Britannia Award Honors List As Show Moves To Pop Network
By Patrick Hipes
October 2, 2015
BAFTA Los Angeles is continuing to dole out its 2015 honors, saying today that Harrison Ford
will receive the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide
Contribution to Entertainment. It also unveiled that the annual gala,
set for October 30 at the Beverly Hilton, will air in the U.S. on Pop on November 6.
Last year, BBC America aired the show, always a refreshing highlight of the awards-season trail (thanks for that goes to the likes of Sacha Baron Cohen and the Clint Eastwood-channeling Daniel Day-Lewis). This year’s ceremony will be hosted by Brit comedian Jack Whitehall.
There will be plenty of star power this year for Pop, the joint-venture network from CBS and Lionsgate. Ford of course has Star Wars: The Force Awakens
coming in December, and his Broccoli Award is for “that rare breed of
iconic and trail-blazing individuals whose talented, innovative approach
and true global appeal has had a profound, lasting impact on the
worldwide entertainment industry,” BAFTA LA said today. He is joined on the honors list by Meryl Streep (Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film), Sam
Mendes (John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing),
James Corden (British Artist of the Year), Amy Schumer (Charlie Chaplin
Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy) and Orlando Bloom (Britannia
TV and event production company Done + Dusted will produce this
year’s ceremony, which will also air in the UK and other broadcasters in
Europe, Latin America, Canada, South Africa and Asia.
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