Jim Carrey and Emilia Clarke will be honored at the 2018 British Academy Britannia Awards, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) announced Monday.
Carrey will receive the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy, while Clarke will receive the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year.
Previously announced honorees include Steve McQueen, who will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing, as well as Cate Blanchett (Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film Presented by Cunard), Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige (Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment) and Damian Lewis (Britannia Award for Excellence in Television).
This year’s ceremony will be hosted by British actor and comedian Jack Whitehall and will take place on Oct. 26 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
“Jim and Emilia are without question two incredibly inspiring and remarkable talents and we are delighted to be honoring them at this year’s ceremony,” said BAFTA Los Angeles Chairman Kieran Breen. “Jim is a legend in the industry, bringing joy and laugher to audiences around the world through his unique award-winning performances. Emilia is a force to be reckoned with and has brought us one of the most beloved female characters in TV history.”
Carrey is an award-winning actor who has won a Golden Globe Award for his role in Peter Weir’s “The Truman Show” as well as Milos Forman’s “Man on the Moon.” His other credits include “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,” “Dumb and Dumber,” “Liar Liar,” “The Mask” and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.” He currently stars and executive produces the Showtime series “Kidding,” and will next star in Paramount’s live-action ‘Sonic the Hedgehog.”
Clarke recently wrapped filming on the final season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” She most recently starred in “Solo: A Star Wars Story” directed by Ron Howard, and she will soon begin production on Paul Feig’s “Last Christmas” opposite Henry Golding.
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