BAFTA’s big night out in Hollywood, TheBritish Academy Britannia Awards, took place last past Friday, October 28th, where Brits and anglophiles celebrated exceptional individuals who have dedicated their careers to advancing the art forms of the moving image in the US, UK and beyond.
The Britannia Awards are BAFTA Los Angeles’ highest accolades, recognizing both outstanding British talent, and exceptional international talent by virtue of their strong connection to the British industry through their body of work.
The annual gala celebration hosted by Ben “Doc Brown” Smith took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Honorees included: Ang Lee (John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing), Samuel L. Jackson (Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment), Ricky Gervais (Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy), Ewan McGregor (Britannia Humanitarian Award), Felicity Jones (British Artist of the Year presented by Burberry) and Jodie Foster (Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film presented by the Arya Group). World-renowned television and event production company Done + Dusted produced this year’s ceremony.
Presenters included Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Hanks, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lawrence, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Christopher Guest, with additional special guests including Simon Helberg, Piers Morgan, Jack Huston, Lesley Nicol, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Jane Seymour, Jovan Adepo, Travis Knight, Lotte Verbeek, Ruth Connell, Nigel Lythgoe, Marah Fairclough, Pixie Lott, Ashley Roberts, and many more.
For more photos and speeches, visit BAFTA Los Angeles.