Meryl Streep, “Spectre” director Sam Mendes and late-night import James Corden rank among the first round of honorees for the 2105 Britannia Awards presented by BAFTA Los Angeles.
At the annual awards ceremony, Streep will claim the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film. Mendes, the director of dramas like “Revolutionary Road” and the last two films in the beloved James Bond franchise, will take the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing.
Corden, a British performer who has translated well in America with CBS’ “The Late Late Show,” will receive the Artist of the Year prize, sponsored by Burberry.
“Once again, we are delighted to kick off the 2015 Awards calendar with a show that celebrates the enduring collaboration between the British and American media industries. This partnership has consistently produced artistry at an outstanding level,” said BAFTA Los Angeles Chairman, Kieran Breen.
“The honorees we announce today exemplify that tradition and their presence will undoubtedly supercharge what is looking to be one of the most exciting shows we have ever mounted.”
“BAFTA Los Angeles is proud to honor Meryl Streep’s chameleonic genius, Sam Mendes’ creative force and James Corden’s entertaining ingenuity at this year’s Britannia Awards, which is certain to be a spectacular celebration of unique British irreverence, sincerity and cool,” added British Academy Britannia Awards Co-Chairs, Deborah Kolar and Adam Bialow.
This year’s ceremony will take place Friday, October 30, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.