HUMANITAS Winner Mike Leigh Among Britana Award Recipients
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Emma Watson, Mark Ruffalo and Dame Judi Dench and director Mike Leigh will be the recipients of this year's Britannia Awards, the British Academy of Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) announced on Thursday.
The awards will be handed out at a ceremony hosted by comic and actor Rob Brydon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Oct. 30. The show will be broadcast on BBC America on Nov. 2.
On the eve of the U.S. release of his acclaimed film “Mr. Turner,” which won Timothy Spall the best-actor award at this year's Cannes Film Festival, Mike Leigh will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing. Past recipients include Kathryn Bigelow, Quentin Tarantino and Christopher Nolan.
The Britannia Awards were established in 1989 and have gone to more than 60 individuals and organizations since then, with slightly more than half of the recipients being British.
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