Harry Shearer to host BAFTA Awards

Ceremony set for Nov. 6 at Hyatt Regency

Harry Shearer has been tapped as emcee of the 17th annual British Academy of Film and Television/Los Angeles Britannia Awards held Nov. 6 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel.

Ben Affleck, Annette Bening, Jack Black, Patricia Clarkson, Anjelica Huston, Hugh Laurie and Paul Thomas Anderson are all set to present at this year’s gala.

Previously announced honorees include Sean Penn, receiving the Stanley Kubrick Britannia nod; Don Cheadle, the humanitarian nod; Tilda Swinton will receive the kudos for British artist of the year, and Stephen Frears will be honored with the John Schlesinger Britannia nod for directing.

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