The group’s highest accolade recognises “achievements honoring individuals and companies that have dedicated their careers or corporate missions to advancing the entertainment arts.”

Pixar guiding light John Lasseter (pictured), whose Cars 2 launched as the number one film worldwide last weekend, will collect the Britannia Award for worldwide contribution to filmed entertainment.

David Yates will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for excellence in directing. Yates directed the final four instalments of the Harry Potter series including next month’s series finale, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

“John Lasseter and David Yates are master creators of joy and imagination,” BAFTA LA chairman Nigel Lythgoe said. “Their high standard of art, perception and pure entertainment is unparalleled.”

Other award highlights at the annual Britannia ceremony include the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for excellence in film, the Britannia Award for British artist of the year and the Charlie Chaplin Award for excellence in comedy. The awards ceremony is set to take place in Beverly Hills on Nov 30.