The British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ (BAFTA) annual Britannia Awards, presented by the organization’s department in Los Angeles, have been canceled for the second year in a row.
No reason was given for canceling the prices, but they will return in 2022, BAFTA said.
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“BAFTA Britannia Awards will be an important part of our plans for 2022, the rest of the year we will continue to focus on our year-round learning and talent programs, which include scholarships, GSA Bafta Student Awards and breakthroughs USA-as we announce the new cohort until later in the year, ”BAFTA said in a statement Variety.
The 2020 edition of the awards was canceled due to the raging coronavirus pandemic. Britannia awards are usually held around the American Film Market (AFM). However, AFM is virtually going for the second year in a row.
The Britannia Award is the highest award given by BAFTA Los Angeles and is intended as “a celebration of achievement that honors individuals and companies who have dedicated their careers or corporate missions to promoting the art forms of the moving image in the United States,” Great Britain and beyond. “
The first Britannia Award was presented in 1989 to Albert R. “Cubby” Broccoli, a pioneer producer of the James Bond films. Known as The Britannia Award for Excellence in Film, the honor has subsequently been awarded to luminaires including Michael Caine, Peter Ustinov, Martin Scorsese, Anthony Hopkins, John Travolta, Howard Stringer, the late Stanley Kubrick (in whose name the film award is now given), Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Hugh Grant, Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, Clint Eastwood, Denzel Washington, Robert De Niro, Jeff Bridges, Warren Beatty, Samuel L. Jackson, and Daniel Day-Lewis.
The awards, presented annually at the gala dinner The Britannia Awards, also include the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for outstanding instruction; Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment; Britannia Award for Television Quality; Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Outstanding Comedy; and the Britannia Humanitarian Award.
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