Nolan, Sheen to be honored at Britannia Awards

BAFTA/LA will honor Christopher Nolan and Michael Sheen at its 2010 Britannia Awards on Nov. 4 in Los Angeles.

“Inception” helmer Nolan will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Artistic Excellence in Directing, while will the org will bestow the award for British Artist of the Year on Sheen (“The Special Relationship,” “New Moon”).

“We could not be more delighted about our first honorees of this year’s Britannia Awards, representing two outstanding British talents,” said BAFTA/LA chairman Nigel Lythgoe.

Multihyphenate Stephen Fry, whose credits include “Bones” and “Alice in Wonderland,” will return as master of ceremonies.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts/Los Angeles will announce three more honorees in the coming months.

Last year’s winners included helmer Danny Boyle and Emily Blunt.

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