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[10/25/10 - 11:06 AM]
TV Guide Network to Premiere Exclusive U.S. Telecast of British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles' Britannia Awards on Sunday, November 7
Jeff Bridges, Christopher Nolan, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Michael Sheen and Betty White are among the honorees.

[via press release from TV Guide]

TV GUIDE NETWORK TO PREMIERE EXCLUSIVE U.S. TELECAST OF BRITISH ACADEMY OF FILM AND TELEVISION ARTS LOS ANGELES' BRITANNIA AWARDS ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7

BAFTA Los Angeles Honors Jeff Bridges, Christopher Nolan, Ridley Scott and Tony Scott, Michael Sheen and Betty White

LOS ANGELES (October 25, 2010) - TV GUIDE NETWORK announced today that it has landed the exclusive U.S. rights to the 19th Annual British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) Britannia Awards on Sunday, November 7 at 8:00pm ET/PT, marking the first time the Britannia Awards have ever been broadcast on American television. Prior to the award show, the network will air a 30-minute red carpet special at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT, featuring the celebrity honorees Jeff Bridges, Christopher Nolan, Scott Free Productions (Ridley Scott and Tony Scott), Michael Sheen and Betty White, with presenters including Marion Cotillard, Dakota Fanning, Carey Mulligan, Kevin Spacey and Olivia Wilde.

The Britannia Awards celebrate the achievements of those who made an outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry in the United States and Great Britain. The awards are seen in France, Canada, the UK, Poland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg; Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden and throughout the Pan Asian territories including Singapore, South Korea and more.

The 2010 honorees include Jeff Bridges for the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film; Michael Sheen for the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year; Christopher Nolan for the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing; Scott Free Productions for the Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Filmed Entertainment; and Betty White for the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence In Comedy. The Britannia Awards will be hosted by the well-respected British actor and comedian, Stephen Fry.

"BAFTA Los Angeles' Britannia Awards have found a great home with the TV GUIDE NETWORK," said BAFTA Los Angeles Chairman, Nigel Lythgoe. "We are delighted to celebrate with year's honorees who have provided us with some of the most incredible and remarkable performances, films and television programs. We're equally as excited to share the evening with audiences across the country."

"We're thrilled to be the first U.S. network to air the esteemed Britannia Awards," said Diane Robina, Executive Vice President, Programming, Production and Marketing, TV Guide Network. "TV GUIDE NETWORK has long celebrated Hollywood with our programs - covering many of the industry's most prestigious events television and film fans love. Broadcasting the Britannia Awards is a perfect fit for our network as they honor talent who has made great contributions to the world of entertainment."

The Britannia Awards are produced by Jeff Thacker ("So You Think You Can Dance" US and UK, "Royal Variety Performance") and directed by Russell Norman ("America's Got Talent," A-List Awards," Royal Variety Performance").

The Britannia Awards began 21 years ago, honoring some of the legendary and most respected talent across film and television including Steven Spielberg, Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Kirk Douglas, Clint Eastwood, Helen Mirren, Anthony Hopkins, Robert De Niro - while also saluting some of the newer British talent such as Kate Winslet, Colin Firth and Emily Blunt who are making names for themselves across the world.

About TV Guide Network

TV Guide Network is the true entertainment insider and the only network that celebrates Hollywood, its stars and the shows that fans adore. Committed to buzz-worthy, breakout programming and a rich, multi-platform viewing experience, TV Guide Network is seen in more than 80 million homes nationwide and online at TVGuide.com, a one-stop fan destination reaching more than 23 million unique users per month. TV Guide Network is home to some of America's fan-favorite series including cptfc "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Weeds" and "Ugly Betty." The network also takes fans behind-the-scenes of Hollywood with original programming that delivers the latest news on entertainment and pop culture, as well as live coverage of the industry's biggest events such as the Red Carpet at the Academy Awards(R) and Primetime Emmy(R) Awards. TV Guide Network, TVGuide.com and the TV Guide brand are owned by Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), the leading next-generation studio, which produces the award-winning series "Mad Men" and "Weeds" and co-produces the acclaimed "Nurse Jackie," and One Equity Partners, the private equity arm of JPMorgan Chase.

About BAFTA Los Angeles

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles' outreach programs benefit members and other professionals working within the entertainment industry, as well as the Los Angeles community at large. The British Academy Los Angeles provides exclusive access to screenings, Q&As with talent and filmmakers, conversations with leading UK-based film and television executives, and the Heritage Archive features broadcast-quality interviews with distinguished British members of the film and television industries. Educational Community outreach to the Los Angeles community includes a screening program for inner-city youth at Helen Keller Park and other LA county parks, a collaboration with Warner Brothers on a Summer Screening Program in 30 city and county parks and working with George Washington High School on bringing creative talent for screenings, seminars, Q&A's, and a Shakespeare Drama workshop. Additional programs include scholarships for post-graduate programs, Festival Awards and encouraging student talent with an Annual Student Short Film Festival.

Maintaining a long tradition of recognizing the finest filmmaking and television talent, the British Academy hosts a series of social networking events, including the annual Britannia Awards, the Orange British Academy Film Awards Brunch, the Annual Garden Party, and the Awards Season Film and Television Tea Parties in January and September. BAFTA Los Angeles' members vote annually for the prestigious Orange British Academy Film Awards as well as for the International Program category at the Phillips British Academy Television Awards.





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