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BAFTA Renames Britannia Award for James Bond Producer Cubby Broccoli; John Lasseter First Recipient

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood October 11, 2011 at 6:00AM

BAFTA Los Angeles is changing the name of its Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Filmed Entertainment in honor of Albert R. “Cubby” Broccoli (new name: Cubby Broccoli Britannia Award), the producer of the James Bond franchise. The first award to hold his name will be presented to Pixar's John Lasseter at the 2011 BAFTA Awards on November 30 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, to be hosted by Alan Cumming (they will air on TV Guide Network December 4).
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BAFTA Los Angeles is changing the name of its Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Filmed Entertainment in honor of Albert R. “Cubby” Broccoli (new name: Cubby Broccoli Britannia Award), the producer of the James Bond franchise. The first award to hold his name will be presented to Pixar's John Lasseter at the 2011 BAFTA Awards on November 30 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, to be hosted by Alan Cumming (they will air on TV Guide Network December 4).

BAFTA LA states:

“By creating a global phenomenon with the longest-running film series in cinema history, Cubby’s legacy exemplifies what the Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution stands for."

BAFTA LA co-founder Marion Rosenberg adds:

“He was our first and most enthusiastic sponsor when we were taking baby steps towards the establishment of the Academy, and without him we may never have become the vital and flourishing organization we are today. We owe him and The Broccoli Foundation a huge debt of thanks."

Among the others to be honored by BAFTA LA in 2011 are Warren Beatty (Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film), Helena Bonham Carter (Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year), Ben Stiller (Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy), and David Yates (John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing).

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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.