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George Clooney to receive BAFTA LA's Kubrick award

BAFTA LA will honour George Clooney with its Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film.

The prize will be bestowed on Nov 9 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel at the annual BAFTA LA Britannia Awards. The show will also be aired on BBC America on Nov 10.

The Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award is presented to a unique individual, upon whose work is stamped the indelible mark of authorship and commitment, and who has lifted the craft to new heights.

“George Clooney is without question one of our industry’s true icons. His work has captivated audiences from all corners of the globe, and BAFTA Los Angeles is proud to be celebrating his immeasurable contributions to our craft,” said BAFTA Los Angeles Chairman Gary Dartnall.

“We are also especially pleased to be continuing our partnership with BBC America, whose support and primetime broadcast of the ceremony will ensure that viewers around the country will be able to celebrate the occasion with us.”

‘’From Argo, Good Night and Good Luck, The Descendants, Up In the Air, Syriana, The Ides of March, Michael Clayton, the Ocean’s franchise, and O Brother Where Art Thou?, among many others, George has brought us award-winning, critically acclaimed films that have inspired, challenged and entertained the world. We are honored to recognize his outstanding contribution to our industry,” added Britannia Award Co-Chairs Deborah Kolar and Rebecca Segal. 

Past honorees include Warren Beatty, Jeff Bridges, Tom Cruise, Daniel Day Lewis, Robert De Niro, Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks, George Lucas, Sean Penn, Steven Spielberg and Denzel Washington.

Readers' comments (1)

  • tariq wahr

    Very well deserved! An exemplary industry champion who is equally at ease stepping out of the spotlight to shine awareness on global concerns and issues most would not want to take on.

    Congrats Mr. Clooney!

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