BAFTA-LA to fete Bonham Carter

Actress to be awarded at Beverly Hilton in November

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles has tapped Helena Bonham Carter as winner of its Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year.

The kudo will be presented at the Britannia Awards ceremonies on Nov. 30 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. BAFTA LA made the announcement Wednesday.

”Helena Bonham Carter is an actress of immense versatility, and her range across movies of all genres is at once remarkable and fearless,” said Nigel Lythgoe, chairman of BAFTA Los Angeles. ”She unwaveringly maintains her integrity and, through her choice of roles, continually challenges both herself and her audiences’ perception of her.”

The org has previously announced that John Lasseter will receive the Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Filmed Entertainment and David Yates will be honored with the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing.

The first Britannia Award was presented to Albert R. ”Cubby” Broccoli in 1989. Other awards have gone to Michael Caine, Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro, Clint Eastwood, Colin Firth, Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Anthony Hopkins,Stanley Kubrick, George Lucas, Sean Penn, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Chris Nolan, Emily Blunt, Sean Penn, Dame Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet and Denzel Washington

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