By Bryce J. Renninger | feelingsoblahg.blogspot.com June 28, 2011 at 4:40AM
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles will honor Oscar-winning director John Lasseter ("Toy Story," "Toy Story 2," "Cars," "Cars 2") with the "Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Filmed Entertainment" and director David Yates ("Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows") with the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing. The honors will take place during a ceremony slated for November 30th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Commenting on the honorees, BAFTA Los Angeles chairman Nigel Lythgoe said, "“John Lasseter and David Yates are master creators of joy and imagination. Their high standard of art, perception and pure entertainment is unparalleled. The worldwide success of Mr. Lasseter for Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios and Mr. Yates’ contribution to the final four parts of the ‘Harry Potter’ franchise makes them global wizards in their own right, and are delighted to honor these remarkable filmmakers with this year’s Britannia Award.”
At the November event, BAFTA Los Angeles will also honor the winners of the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film, the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year, and the Charlie Chaplin Award for Excellence in Comedy.