BAFTA Los Angeles has announced Emma Watson as this year’s recipient of The Brittania Award for British Artist of the Year. “This honor pays tribute to a talented British artist whose outstanding performances have demonstrated the high quality of their craftsmanship. Whether an emerging talent, or an established name, the British Artist of the Year is a person who represents the best of UK’s talent”. Past honorees include Daniel Craig, Kate Winslet, Helen Bonham-Carter and Emily Blunt.
“The BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards honor individuals who have dedicated their careers to advancing the art forms of the moving image in the US, UK and beyond. The Britannia Awards are presented annually at a gala dinner, where peers and colleagues celebrate the work and accomplishments of the year’s distinguished honorees. Proceeds from the gala ceremony support BAFTA Los Angeles’ on-going education, scholarship, community outreach and archival projects.”
Other honorees at this year’s Jaguar Brittania Awards include Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo and Dame Judy Dench. The ceremony will be held on October 30 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, and will broadcast on BBC America in the US on November 2.