Deadline reports that Daniel Day-Lewis will receive the British Academy Of Film And Television Arts' Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film. The actor will receive the award at the 2012 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards which will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 7.
Said Britannia Chairman Nigel Lythgoe, “We are thrilled to bestow Daniel with this prestigious award. His remarkable body of work ensures that this honor is more than well-deserved, and we are excited to include him among the other esteemed honorees of the evening."
Among the other honorees set for the event are Daniel Craig (Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year), Quentin Tarantino (John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing, South Park co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone (Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy) and video game designer Will Wright (Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment).
Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli received the very first Britannia Award in 1989. Since then the honor has been bestowed upon Warren Beatty, Helena Bonham Carter, Sir Michael Caine, Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro, Clint Eastwood, Colin Firth, Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Anthony Hopkins, the late Stanley Kubrick, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Christopher Nolan, Emily Blunt, Sean Penn, Dame Helen Mirren, Ben Stiller, Kate Winslet and Denzel Washington.
The Awards ceremony will air November 11 on BBC America.