BAFTA Los Angeles honors Robert De Niro, Danny Boyle, Emily Blunt, Colin Firth and Kirk Douglas at the Britannia Awards 2009.
BAFTA Los Angeles’ annual gala event welcomed Amy Adams, Benicio Del Toro, Minnie Driver, Ewan McGregor, Dev Patel, Clare Danes, and Ben Stiller for truly memorable evening.
Hosted by Stephen Fry, the evening was full of surprises including an unannounced appearance by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger who presented Kirk Douglas with his Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Filmed Entertainment.
Ben Stiller brought the entire ballroom to tears as he hilariously recounted his experiences working with the iconic Robert De Niro. Not to be outdone, De Niro took to the stage and began reciting his most famous quotes…..all in the most refined British accent.
[PHRASE|I say, are you speaking to me....?]
Danny Boyle received the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Artistic Excellence in Directing from his Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire stars, while Emily Blunt deservedly received the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year.
The Humanitarian Award presented by Volvo was presented by Colin Firth for his work with Oxfam and Survival International.
The 2009 Britannia Award Honorees:
- ROBERT DE NIRO, Honoree, Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film
- DANNY BOYLE, Honoree, John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Artistic Excellence in Directing
- EMILY BLUNT, Honoree, Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year
- COLIN FIRTH, Honoree, BAFTA/LA Humanitarian Award presented by Volvo
- KIRK DOUGLAS, Honoree, Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Filmed Entertainment