Robert Downey Jr. & Judi Dench Among BAFTA LA Britannia Awards Honorees

Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Emma Watson, Mike Leigh and Judi Dench will be honored at the 2014 BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Brittania Awards, BAFTA LA announced today. The awards honor individuals who have dedicated their careers to advancing the art forms of the moving image in the U.S., UK and beyond. British actor and comedian Rob Brydon is returning to host the awards show set for October 30 at the Beverly Hilton. It will be broadcast on BBC America on Sunday, November 2.

The Britannia Awards are BAFTA Los Angeles’ highest accolade, a celebration of achievements honoring individuals and companies that have dedicated their careers to advancing the entertainment arts. Downey Jr. will receive the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film, while Ruffalo will receive the Britannia Humanitarian Award for his work with Water Defense. Watson will receive The Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year, Leigh will be honored with The John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing and Dench will receive the 2014 Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment.

The awards are presented annually at a gala dinner, where peers and colleagues celebrate the work and accomplishments of the year’s distinguished honorees. Proceeds support BAFTA LA’s on-going education, scholarship, community outreach and archival projects.

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