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BAFTA LA's Britannia Awards To Premiere on TV Guide Network, Fry Hosts

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood October 25, 2010 at 8:43AM

I am so pleased that Stephen Fry will host the 19th annual British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles' (BAFTA LA) Britannia Awards on November 7. I follow him on Twitter and he is hilarious.
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I am so pleased that Stephen Fry will host the 19th annual British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles' (BAFTA LA) Britannia Awards on November 7. I follow him on Twitter and he is hilarious.

The TV Guide Network will have the exclusive US premiere telecast of the telecast, including thirty minutes of red carpet arrivals featuring Jeff Bridges (to receive their Britannia Award for Excellence in Film), Christopher Nolan (Excellence in Directing), Tony and Ridley Scott of Scott Free Productions (Worldwide Contribution to Filmed Entertainment), Betty White (the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy), Marion Cotillard, Carey Mulligan and more.

The show is produced by Jeff Thacker (TV hit So You Think You Can Dance) and directed by Russell Norman (America's Got Talent).

This article is related to: Awards, Directors, Headliners, BAFTA, Ridley Scott, Chris Nolan, Jeff Bridges


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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.