The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles® (BAFTA Los Angeles) has announced that Robin Williams, Anne Hathaway, Helen Mirren and Jason Isaacs will be among the presenters at the 2011 Britannia Awards on Wednesday, November 30 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
As previously announced, the 2011 honorees are Warren Beatty (Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film), Helena Bonham Carter (Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year), John Lasseter (Cubby Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Filmed Entertainment), Ben Stiller (Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy), and David Yates (John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing).
Emmy nominated and Tony winning actor Alan Cumming will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
TV GUIDE NETWORK will exclusively telecast the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards on Sunday, December 4 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. The broadcast will begin with a 30-minute Britannia Award red carpet special.
The Britannia Awards are BAFTA Los Angeles' highest accolade, a celebration of achievements honoring individuals and companies that have dedicated their careers or corporate missions to advancing the entertainment arts.
The Britannia Awards are presented annually at a gala dinner, where peers and colleagues celebrate the work and accomplishments of the distinguished honorees. Proceeds from the gala ceremony support BAFTA Los Angeles' ongoing education, scholarship, community outreach and archival projects.
BAFTA Los Angeles recently renamed its Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Filmed Entertainment in honor of Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli, pioneering producer of the James Bond franchise. Broccoli was the Britannia's very first honoree when the awards were originated over 20 years ago. Since then Britannia Awards have been given to Michael Caine, Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro, Clint Eastwood, Colin Firth, Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Anthony Hopkins, the late Stanley Kubrick (in whose name an award is now given), George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Chris Nolan, Emily Blunt, Sean Penn, Dame Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet and Denzel Washington.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles is the only Anglo-American professional organization founded to promote and advance original work in film, television and interactive media. BAFTA Los Angeles serves as the bridge between the Hollywood and British production and entertainment business communities, and provides exclusive access to screenings, Q&As with creative talent, produces seminars with leading UK film and television executives and the Heritage Archive, featuring broadcast-quality interviews with distinguished British members of the film and television industries, giving life to the preservation of the UK film industry for future generations.
Maintaining a long tradition of recognizing the finest filmmaking and television talent, BAFTA Los Angeles hosts a series of events, including the prestigious Britannia Awards, the Awards Season Film and Television Tea Parties in January and September and the annual GArden Party.
In July, 2011, BAFTA presented the "Brits to Watch" event in Los Angeles which was attended by BAFTA's President, HRH The Duke of Cambridge and HRH The Duchess of Cambridge. The star-studded evening celebrated the incredible depth and range of great British talent emerging in film, television and video games.
A commitment to professional and community education is at the heart of the Academy's charitable remit. BAFTA Los Angeles hosts the Student Film Awards and has an active Scholarship Program offering financial support and mentorship to UK students studying in the U.S. The Academy created The Inner City Cinema, a screening program providing free screenings of theatrical films to inner city areas not served by theatres. The success of Inner City Cinema has led to further free screening programs extended to multiple inner city parks through the Academy's work with both the County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation (Parks After Dark) and The City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks (Teen Summer Camps). Collaborating with Washington Prep's Drama Department, members of the Academy filmed a student production of Romeo and Juliet, which is currently being turned into the documentary "Shakespeare in The Hood."
For more information on the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles, visit www.baftala.org