Awards Briefs: George Clooney, Key & Peele, ‘Frontline,’ SAG

George Clooney

Clooney to receive Stanley Kubrick Award at Britannias

George Clooney will be honored by BAFTA Los Angeles at the Nov. 9 Britannia Awards with the Stanley Kubrick Award for Excellence in Film.

Clooney, who is directing, starring in and scripting December release “The Monuments Men,” will receive the award at the annual ceremony, taking place at the Beverly Hilton. The ceremony will air Nov. 10 on BBC America as a two-hour special.

Daniel Day-Lewis received the Kubrick honor in 2012, en route to an Oscar for “Lincoln” the following February. Day-Lewis delivered the night’s most memorable moment, accepting his award alongside his own version of Clint Eastwood’s Obama chair.

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Comedy Central stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele of “Key & Peele” will host the 29th annual Television Critics Assn. Awards on Aug. 3 at the Beverly Hilton.

Nominations for the TCAs were announced in June. The non-televised ceremony takes place during the summer TCA press tour. Bryan Cranston hosted last year’s event.

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Frontline” exec producer David Fanning will receive the lifetime achievement award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at the 34th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards, to be held Oct. 1 at Rose Hall in New York’s Lincoln Center.

Fanning has shepherded “Frontline” since its 1983 premiere. The program has produced more than 530 films.

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Submissions for the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards have begun being accepted online at The submissions deadline is Oct. 24.

Nominations will be announced Dec. 11 for the Jan. 18 ceremony. Rules and regulations for the kudos can be found at

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  1. George Clooney is a competent actor, writer, producer, director who rightly and richly deserves his Oscar nominations, awards and other accolades. I very much enjoy his work (well, most of it).

    Award shows have this “mutual admiration society” thing going on: tribalism that necessitates celebrating one’s peers taking on that incestruous nature of — oh, say — a CEO approved for a monumental raise by a board of directors made up of CEOs with other companies on whose board the person being gifted is also a director who (at some point) likewise awards its CEO a similar prize — a clique.

    In other words…no, that’s the perfect word.

    George Clooney is a good (though uneven) filmmaker. But that appears irrelevant in giving a CEO more than he deserves.

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