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BAFTA/LA Honors Orlando Bloom With Britannia Humanitarian Award

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles will honor Orlando Bloom with the Britannia Humanitarian Award, the org announced Wednesday.

The actor, who is recognized for his work with We Day, the Children’s Defense Fund, Global Green and Uniceft, will receive the award at the Britannia Awards on Oct. 30 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

“At BAFTA Los Angeles, we recognize that our industry’s power to raise social awareness and push for change is enormous, said Kieran Breen, BAFTA/LA chairman. “We are delighted to honor Orlando with this award and to draw a spotlight on the issues he cares about most.”

The Britannia Humanitarian Award is given to those who have used their position in the entertainment industry to promote a positive social change and bring awareness to important humanitarian issues. Previous recipients include Idris Elba, Richard Curtis, Don Cheadle, Colin Firth and Mark Ruffalo.

As previously announced Meryl Streep will receive this year’s Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film; James Corden will receive the British Artist of the Year prize; and Amy Schumer will receive the Charlie Chaplin kudo.

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