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BAFTA LA's Britannia Awards to Honor Kathryn Bigelow and Ben Kingsley

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood August 5, 2013 at 12:38PM

BAFTA Los Angeles has announced it will honor Kathryn Bigelow and Ben Kingsley, both of whom have won Oscars and BAFTAs, at the 2013 Britannia Awards, to be held in the Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 9.
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Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow

BAFTA Los Angeles has announced it will honor Kathryn Bigelow and Ben Kingsley, both of whom have won Oscars and BAFTAs, at the 2013 Britannia Awards, to be held in the Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 9.

Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley

Bigelow will received the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing, while Kingsley will receive the Albert R. Broccoli Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment.

They'll join previously announced honoree George Clooney, who will be accepting the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film. More honorees to be announced in the coming weeks.

Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty" scored an Oscar earlier this year for Sound Editing, and nabbed an additional four nominations, for Editing, Original Screenplay, Picture and Actress (Jessica Chastain). Meanwhile, Kingsley turned in a alternately creepy and hilariously silly performance as the Mandarin in box-office juggernaut "Iron Man 3"; he's got "Ender's Game," among many other projects, in the pipeline, set to hit theaters November 1.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.