Fresh off an Emmy win for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series, Master Of None creator Aziz Ansari has been tapped as the recipient of BAFTA LA’s Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy at this year’s British Academy Britannia Awards.
Ansari, who co-starred in all seven seasons of NBC’s Parks and Recreation, is the latest to join the list of honorees, which includes Hollywood icon Dick Van Dyke, who will receive the Britannia Award for Excellence in Television, Ava DuVernay, who will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing, Claire Foy, who will receive the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year, Kenneth Branagh, who will receive the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment, and Matt Damon, who will receive the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film.
Hosted by British comedian Jack Whitehall, the event take place this month at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Past recipients of the Charlie Chaplin award include Amy Schumer and Ricky Gervais.
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