George Clooney has been selected to receive the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA L.A.) on Novemeber 9.
After a not-so-good start of the week in which he announced his split from longtime girlfriend, Stacy Keibler, Clooney is finally in the headlines for the right reason, his career.
The award, honoring his excellence in film, will be presented at the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards taking place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Nov. 9 and he will have a feature moment to showcase his accomplishments. The ceremony will air Nov. 10 on BBC America.
The 52-year-old actor, producer, writer, and director has received several awards during his career including an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Syrianna in 2005 and most recently, another Oscar for Argo, which he helped produce.
Argo won the Academy Award for Best Film in 2012. Clooney has been nominated for eight Oscars during his career as well as being the recipient of the Golden Globe and several other accolades.
BAFTA L.A. Chairman Gary Dartnall said in a statement,
George Clooney is without question one of our industry’s true icons. His work has captivated audiences from all corners of the globe and BAFTA Los Angeles is proud to be celebrating his immeasurable contributions to our craft.
This could be a big year for the film star. He is directing and starring in The Monuments Men a drama about rescuing artwork from the Nazis, which will be released in December by Sony.
He also produced the awards contender August: Osage County and stars in Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity which will open the Venice Film Festival in August.
Clooney will be in good company, prior recipients of the Britannia Award include Warren Beatty, Jeff Bridges, Tom Cruise, Daniel Day-Lewis, Robert De Niro, Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks, and Steven Spielberg.
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