Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 23 July 2014

Clooney to get Bafta Kubrick honour

George Clooney will be awarded a special honour at the Bafta Los Angeles ceremony

George Clooney is to receive the Bafta Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film.

The Oscar-winning actor, director, producer and screenwriter has been picked to be this year's recipient of the prestigious prize and will be presented with his trophy at the 2013 Bafta Los Angeles Britannia Awards.

"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.

Britannia Award co-chairs Deborah Kolar and Rebecca Segal added: "From Argo, Good Night And Good Luck, The Descendants, Up In The Air, Syriana, The Ides Of March, Michael Clayton, the Ocean's franchise, and O Brother Where Art Thou?, among many others, George has brought us award-winning, critically acclaimed films that have inspired, challenged and entertained the world. We are honoured to recognise his outstanding contribution to our industry."

Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis was awarded the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award in 2012, with prior recipients including Warren Beatty, Jeff Bridges, Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, Denzel Washington, Clint Eastwood and Tom Cruise.

The Bafta Los Angeles Britannia Awards take place at the Beverly Hilton hotel on November 9, and will be broadcast on BBC America on November 10.

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