Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige will receive the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment at the 2018 British Academy Britannia Awards, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) announced on Wednesday.
“Kevin has propelled the Marvel brand to new heights, harnessing the very best international talent, with an unprecedented track record of back-to-back success,” said BAFTA Los Angeles chairman Kieran Breen in a statement. “We are honored to recognize him with this year’s Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment.”
The British Academy Britannia Awards is BAFTA’s biggest event outside of the U.K. This year’s ceremony will take place on Friday, October 26, 2018 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and will be presented by American Airlines. Feige joins honorees Steve McQueen, who will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing, and Cate Blanchett, who will get the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film.
Kevin Feige has been the driving creative force behind several billion-dollar franchises and an unprecedented number of blockbuster feature films, all connected to create the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Feige oversees Marvel Studios’ feature film productions, whose 20 films released have all opened No. 1 at the box office and collectively grossed more than $17 billion worldwide. Six of the MCU films have crossed the $1 billion threshold at the global box office. In April, “Avengers: Infinity War” opened and broke box-office records with $257 million domestically and $630 million worldwide in its opening weekend. Eleven days after release, the film crossed the $1 billion mark worldwide, breaking the record for the shortest time to reach $1 billion in box-office receipts. The film’s worldwide box office exceeds $2 billion to date, making it the highest-grossing Marvel Studios’ film thus far.