BAFTA Los Angeles is continuing to dole out its 2015 honors, saying today that Harrison Ford will receive the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment. It also unveiled that the annual gala, set for October 30 at the Beverly Hilton, will air in the U.S. on Pop on November 6.
Last year, BBC America aired the show, always a refreshing highlight of the awards-season trail (thanks for that goes to the likes of Sacha Baron Cohen and the Clint Eastwood-channeling Daniel Day-Lewis). This year’s ceremony will be hosted by Brit comedian Jack Whitehall.
There will be plenty of star power this year for Pop, the joint-venture network from CBS and Lionsgate. Ford of course has Star Wars: The Force Awakens coming in December, and his Broccoli Award is for “that rare breed of iconic and trail-blazing individuals whose talented, innovative approach and true global appeal has had a profound, lasting impact on the worldwide entertainment industry,” BAFTA LA said today. He is joined on the honors list by Meryl Streep (Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film), Sam Mendes (John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing), James Corden (British Artist of the Year), Amy Schumer (Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy) and Orlando Bloom (Britannia Humanitarian Award).
TV and event production company Done + Dusted will produce this year’s ceremony, which will also air in the UK and other broadcasters in Europe, Latin America, Canada, South Africa and Asia.