The group said on Tuesday (11) it was adding the legendary James Bond producer’s name to the Britannia Award For Worldwide Contribution To Filmed Entertainment.
Lasseter will collect the inaugural Cubby Broccoli Britannia Award For Worldwide Contribution To Filmed Entertainment at the 2011 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards on Nov 30 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.
“Cubby Broccoli was the Britannia’s very first honoree when the awards were originated over 20 years ago,” BAFTA LA chairman Nigel Lythgoe said. “By creating a global phenomenon with the longest-running film series in cinema history, Cubby’s legacy exemplifies what the Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution stands for.
“We are grateful to Michael G Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and the Broccoli Foundation for their generous support, and are delighted to present this award in Cubby’s honour.”
“With the naming of the Albert R Broccoli Britannia Award For Worldwide Contribution To Filmed Entertainment, on behalf of the Albert and Dana Broccoli Foundation, we are thrilled to be able to celebrate our long term association with BAFTA Los Angeles and Cubby’s commitment and support of the organisation, especially in its early years,” Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said.
“We are delighted that John Lasseter, whose brilliant Pixar movies have entertained so many millions of people around the world, will be the recipient of this newly named award.”