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BAFTA dubs kudo after Kubrick

Deceased filmmaker to receive honor, as well

The British Academy of Film & Television Arts Los Angeles will posthumously honor filmmaker Stanley Kubrick with its Britannia Award, which it has renamed the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film.

Kubrick’s widow will accept the award.

BAFTA L.A.’s annual awards format has been expanded to include honors for television, music and commercials. The BBC will receive a special recognition award for its contributions to the entertainment industry.

Bob Daly and Terry Semel are honorary co-chairs of this year’s event, skedded for September at the BevHilton.

Previous Britannia winners include John Travolta (1998), Dustin Hoffman (1997), Bob and Harvey Weinstein (1996) and Anthony Hopkins (1995).

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