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BAFTA LA's Britannia Awards to Disney/Pixar's John Lasseter, Harry Potter's David Yates

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood June 28, 2011 at 4:34AM

This year's 20th annual British Academy of Film and TV LA Britannia Awards will go to Disney/Pixar's two-time Oscar-winner John Lasseter (Toy Story, Cars) and Harry Potter series director David Yates.
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This year's 20th annual British Academy of Film and TV LA Britannia Awards will go to Disney/Pixar's two-time Oscar-winner John Lasseter (Toy Story, Cars) and Harry Potter series director David Yates.

Lasseter will receive the Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Filmed Entertainment, while BAFTA-winning Yates gets the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing at the awards ceremony Wednesday, November 30 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Other awards at the annual Britannia evening include the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film, the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year, and the Charlie Chaplin Award for Excellence in Comedy.

[Photo of John Lasseter courtesy the LATimes.]

This article is related to: Awards, Directors, Franchises, Genres, BAFTA, John Lasseter, Harry Potter, Toy Story, Animation, Books


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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.