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iW NEWS | Penn To Be Honored By BAFTA/LA

iW NEWS | Penn To Be Honored By BAFTA/LA

Sean Penn will be honored by the The British Academy of Film and Television Arts/Los Angeles (BAFTA/LA) with its Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film. Penn will receive the award at the 2008 BAFTA/LA Britannia Awards on Thursday, November 6, 2008 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel. “As a celebrated actor, director and producer, Sean has become a film icon over the past three decades,” said BAFTA/LA Chairman Peter Morris in a statement. “The roles and subject matter he chooses to tackle as a filmmaker are both challenging and inspiring to audiences worldwide.” Previous winners of the award include Martin Scorcese, Helen Mirren, Denzel Washington, Tom Cruise and Elizabeth Taylor. [Peter Knegt]

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