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Kathryn Bigelow, Ben Kingsley Earn Britannia Awards

Honors to be presented Nov. 9

Kathryn Bigelow and Ben Kingsley are the first honorees announced for the 2013 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards.

Bigelow will receive the John Schlesinger Award for excellence in directing, while Kingsley will be presented with the Albert R. Broccoli honor for worldwide contribution to entertainment.

The ceremony take place on Nov. 9 and air on BBC America the following evening in primetime. Additional honorees will be announced in the coming weeks.

Bigelow is currently working on an untitled project with screenwriter Mark Boal, with whom she delivered 2012’s “Zero Dark Thirty,” nominated for five Oscars and five BAFTAs (including best picture in each) and 2010’s “The Hurt Locker,” winner of six Academy Awards including picture, directing and original screenplay.

Kingsley, most recently in “Iron Man 3” with “Ender’s Game” on tap, has been nominated for four Oscars, winning for 1982’s “Gandhi.”

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