We are pleased to announce that actor and comedian Jim Carrey and British actress Emilia Clarke will be honored at the 2018 British Academy Britannia Awards. Carrey will receive the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy Presented by Jaguar Land Rover, while Clarke will receive the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year.
Carrey and Emilia Clarke join previously announced honorees Steve McQueen, who will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing, Cate Blanchett, who will receive the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film Presented by Cunard, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, who will receive the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment, and Damian Lewis, who will receive the Britannia Award for Excellence in Television.
“Jim and Emilia are without question two incredibly inspiring and remarkable talents and we are delighted to be honoring them at this year’s ceremony” said BAFTA Los Angeles Chairman Kieran Breen. “Jim is a legend in the industry, bringing joy and laugher to audiences around the world through his unique
award-winning performances. Emilia is a force to be reckoned with and has brought us one of the most beloved female characters in TV history.”
This year’s ceremony, set to be hosted by British actor and comedian Jack Whitehall, will take place on Friday, October 26, 2018 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and will be presented by American Airlines and Jaguar Land Rover. BritBox, the subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) streaming service from BBC Studios and ITV, will live stream the event to U.S. and Canada audiences.
The Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy Presented by Jaguar Land Rover recognizes talent whose popularity and cultural impact exemplifies the uniquely transcendent quality of excellent comedy.
The Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year pays tribute to a talented actor whose outstanding, iconic performances have demonstrated the high quality of their craftsmanship. Whether a rising star, or an established name, the British Artist of the Year honors the best of British Film, TV and/or Games acting talent.