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The BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards in 2010

4 November 2010
The honorees of the 2010 Britannia Awards: Michael Sheen, Christopher Nolan, Betty White, Jeff Bridges, Ridley Scott and Tony Scott.GettyImages

BAFTA Los Angeles celebrated the work of Jeff Bridges, Christopher Nolan, Michael Sheen, Betty White and Scott Free Productions.

On November 4, 2010, Hollywood's biggest names were celebrated at the annual Britannia Awards, held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles.

The Britannia Award is the highest accolade presented by BAFTA Los Angeles, and is a celebration of achievement honoring individuals and companies who have dedicated their careers or corporate missions to advancing the art-forms of the moving image.

2010's gala event proved to be another star-studded evening as friends and peers gathered to celebrate the work and careers of four extraordinary colleagues.

2010 Honorees:

  • Christopher Nolan received the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Artistic Excellence in Directing.
  • Michael Sheen was honored with the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year.
  • Jeff Bridges was awarded the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film
  • Betty White was honored with the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy
  • Scott Free Productions was honored with the Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Filmed Entertainment

Hosted by the incomparable Stephen Fry, the evening welcomed presenters such as Kevin Spacey, Carey Mulligan, Dakota Fanning and Marion Cotillard who shared stories and personal insights into the work of the evening's honorees.

As BAFTA Los Angeles Chairman Nigel Lythgoe remarked, "Jeff Bridges’ remarkable ability to immerse himself into each role he plays epitomizes his multi-faceted career, while Chris Nolan is a visionary filmmaker who continually raises the bar with each movie he makes".

Another star-studded evening as friends and peers gathered to celebrate the work and careers of four extraordinary colleagues.

Ridley Scott and Tony Scott accepted on behalf of their production company Scott Free Productions, representing a company responsible for directing and producing landmark films and television shows that have become some of cinema’s modern classics.

Commenting on the evening's British Artist of the Year, Lythgoe noted that "Michael Sheen is an actor of immense depth who seamlessly tackles drama and comedic roles alike". The Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award was presented to the iconic Betty White, who's career in comedy has spanned over 71 years, entertaining film and television audiences for decades.

For the first time, the Awards were broadcast in the US on TV Guide Network, including both a red-carpet special and the ceremony itself.