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BAFTA LA Honors Tarantino, Craig, Parker and Stone

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood September 19, 2012 at 12:50PM

One vital component of the award season is the British contingent, repped in large part by the BAFTA Awards. And BAFTA LA also mounts an annual award ceremony. This November 7 BAFTA LA returns to the Beverly Hilton to present awards to the current James Bond, Brit Daniel Craig, American auteur Quentin Tarantino, who is finishing up "Django Unchained" for December 25 release, American "South Park" and "Book of Mormon" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone...
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Daniel Craig in "Skyfall"
Daniel Craig in "Skyfall"

One vital component of the award season is the British contingent, repped in large part by the BAFTA awards. And BAFTA LA also mounts an annual award ceremony. This November 7 BAFTA LA returns to the Beverly Hilton to present awards to the current James Bond, Brit Daniel Craig, American auteur Quentin Tarantino, who is finishing up "Django Unchained" for December 25 release, American "South Park" and "Book of Mormon" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, whose LA roadshow version of their hit Broadway play just opened to raves and packed houses at the Pantages, and video game designer Will Wright. For the first time the two-hour award show will air on November 11 on BBC America, which also airs the BAFTA Awards.

Craig will receive the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year, while BAFTA Award-winner Tarantino will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing. Parker and Stone will receive the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy. Wright will receive the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment. More honorees will be announced soon.

Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino

"With the BBC broadcasting the BAFTA Awards in London, it feels only natural that BBC AMERICA would become our broadcasting partner for the Britannia's, here in LA,” said Britannia Chairman, Nigel Lythgoe. “They join us for a most incredible evening, as we celebrate and reward some remarkably talented people on our 25th Anniversary.”

The Britannia was first awarded to Albert R. “Cubby” Broccoli in 1989. Past winners also include Warren Beatty, Helena Bonham Carter, Sir Michael Caine, Tom Cruise, Robert De Niro, Clint Eastwood, Colin Firth, Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Anthony Hopkins, the late Stanley Kubrick, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Dame Elizabeth Taylor, Christopher Nolan, Emily Blunt, Sean Penn, Dame Helen Mirren, Ben Stiller, Kate Winslet and Denzel Washington.

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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.