BRITISH ACADEMY OF FILM AND TELEVISION ARTS LOS ANGELES(R) ANNOUNCES PRESENTERS FOR THE BAFTA LOS ANGELES JAGUAR BRITANNIA AWARDS PRESENTED BY BBC AMERICA ON NOVEMBER 9, 2013
PRESENTERS TO INCLUDE JULIA ROBERTS, SEAN PENN, RALPH FIENNES, AMONG OTHERS
BROADCAST TO AIR ON BBC AMERICA NOVEMBER 10, 2013
Los Angeles, November 1, 2013 - The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles(R) (BAFTA Los Angeles) has announced the lineup of A-list presenters for the 2013 BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards, on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. For the second year in a row, the awards will be broadcast on BBC AMERICA, airing in primetime November 10 at 9:00pm ET as a two-hour special including footage of the Britannia Awards Red Carpet.
BAFTA Los Angeles will honor Sir Ben Kingsley with the "Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment," presented to him by Academy Award nominated and BAFTA winning actress Sigourney Weaver; George Clooney with the "Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film," presented to him by Academy Award winning actress Julia Roberts; Kathryn Bigelow with the "John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing," presented to her by Academy Award nominated and BAFTA winning actor Ralph Fiennes and BAFTA Award nominated actress Jennifer Ehle; Idris Elba with the "Britannia Humanitarian Award," presented to him by Academy Award winning actor Sean Penn; Sacha Baron Cohen with the "Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy," presented to him by Golden Globe nominated writer/producer/director Judd Apatow; and Benedict Cumberbatch with the "Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year Presented by the GREAT Britain Campaign," presented to him by Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, and friend and co-star Alice Eve. The ceremony will be hosted this year by award winning British actor and comedian, Rob Brydon.
"This year's Britannia Awards are honoring a world-class group of colleagues, and we are privileged that such a stellar group of presenters will be joining us to celebrate these extraordinary talents," stated Gary Dartnall, Chairman, BAFTA Los Angeles.
The Britannia Awards are BAFTA Los Angeles' highest accolade; a celebration of excellence honoring individuals who have dedicated their careers to advancing the art forms of the moving image. The presenters chosen for this and every Britannia Awards hold a special meaning for every honoree, giving the ceremony a distinctive sense of intimacy, sincerity and friendship.
Proceeds from the gala ceremony support BAFTA Los Angeles' year-round education, scholarship, community outreach and archival projects. This year's BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards' Title Sponsor is Jaguar and the Presenting Sponsor is BBC AMERICA.
BAFTA Los Angeles
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles is the only Anglo-American professional organization founded to promote and advance original work in film, television and interactive media. BAFTA Los Angeles serves as the bridge between the Hollywood and British production and entertainment business communities, and provides exclusive access to screenings, Q&As with creative talent, produces seminars with leading UK film and television executives and the Heritage Archive, featuring broadcast-quality interviews with distinguished British members of the film and television industries, giving life to the preservation of the UK film industry for future generations.
Maintaining a long tradition of recognizing the finest filmmaking and television talent, BAFTA Los Angeles hosts a series of events, including the prestigious Britannia Awards, the Awards Season Film and Television Tea Parties in January and September and the annual Garden Party.
A commitment to professional and community education is at the heart of the Academy's charitable remit. BAFTA Los Angeles hosts the Student Film Awards and has an active Scholarship Program offering financial support and mentorship to UK students studying in the U.S. The Academy created The Inner City Cinema, a screening program providing free screenings of theatrical films to inner city areas not served by theatres. The success of Inner City Cinema has led to further free screening programs extended to multiple inner city parks through the Academy's work with both the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation (Parks After Dark) and The City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks (Teen Summer Camps).
For more information on the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles, visit www.baftala.org.
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