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George Clooney to Be Honored With BAFTA L.A.'s Stanley Kubrick Award

July 10, 2013 (1:20 am) GMT
The 'Gravity' actor will receive the Britannia Award for Excellence in Film at this year's awards gala on November 9 at the Beverly Hilton.

Actor/director will be presented with the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film. According to the July 9 announcement by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles, the award, presented by BBC America, will be handed on November 9 at the Beverly Hilton.

"George Clooney is without question one of our industry's true icons. His work has captivated audiences from all corners of the globe, and BAFTA Los Angeles is proud to be celebrating his immeasurable contributions to our craft," said BAFTA Los Angeles chairman Gary Dartnall in a statement.

"We are also especially pleased to be continuing our partnership with BBC America, whose support and primetime broadcast of the ceremony will ensure that viewers around the country will be able to celebrate the occasion with us."

The awards gala will air on BBC America on November 10 at 8 P.M. ET. Of the partnership, Perry Simon, GM of BBC America, said, "BBC America is pleased to continue a successful partnership with BAFTA Los Angeles by once again bringing this prestigious award ceremony to our viewers."

He added, "With some of the industry's biggest talent being honored from the U.S. and the U.K., the awards embody the spirit of our brand in every way."

Previous honorees of the Stanley Kubrick award include , , , , , George Lucas, and Steven Spielberg.

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