29 June 13
BAFTA Los Angeles honored actor and filmmaker George Clooney with a Britannia Award in 2013.
George Clooney on the red carpet BAFTA/ Michael KovakBAFTA Los Angeles honored award-winning actor, screenwriter, director, producer and global humanitarian George Clooney with the prestigious Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film, at the BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards presented by BBC America. The Awards was presented to Clooney by his very good friend and colleague, actress Julia Roberts.
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. The 2013 Britannia Awards were held Saturday, November 9 the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Clooney accepting his award BAFTA LA/ Kevin Winter
The Britannia Awards are presented annually at a gala dinner. Proceeds from the gala ceremony support BAFTA Los Angeles’ on-going education, scholarship, community outreach and archival projects.
The Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film is presented to a unique individual, upon whose work is stamped the indelible mark of authorship and commitment, and who has lifted the craft to new heights.
"George Clooney is without question one of our industry's true icons. His work has captivated audiences from all corners of the globe, and BAFTA Los Angeles is proud to be celebrating his immeasurable contributions to our craft," said BAFTA Los Angeles Chairman Gary Dartnall.
George Clooney is without question one of our industry's true icons.......
"We are also especially pleased to be continuing our partnership with BBC America, whose support and primetime broadcast of the ceremony will ensure that viewers around the country will be able to celebrate the occasion with us."
Prior recipients of the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film include Warren Beatty, Jeff Bridges, Tom Cruise, Daniel Day Lewis, Robert De Niro, Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks, George Lucas, Sean Penn, Steven Spielberg and Denzel Washington.