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July 13, 2011 7:09 AM
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Helena Bonham Carter to Receive BAFTA's Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year

Helena Bonham Carter in "The King's Speech"

BAFTA Los Angeles is honoring Helena Bonham Carter with their Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year at this year's BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards, being held November 30. Bonham Carter won the Best Supporting Actress BAFTA and was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in "The King's Speech." She also appeared in 2010's "Alice in Wonderland" and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1," the second installment of which she appears in this weekend.

BAFTA chairman Nigel Lythgoe says; "She unwaveringly maintains her integrity and, through her choice of roles, continually challenges both herself and her audiences' perception of her.” John Lasseter was previously announced as the recipient of the Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Filmed Entertainment, while David Yates will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing. These talents join the likes of Clint Eastwood, Colin Firth, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Kate Winslet and Elizabeth Taylor, all of whom have received Britannia Awards since their inception in 1989.

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  • lorrie | July 14, 2011 12:35 PMReply

    I like her a lot. Glad she won.

  • Moonwillowmedicinewoman | July 14, 2011 11:52 AMReply

    Bloody well RIGHT!!!! HBC is a true actor...fearless in her role choices and stunning still to watch....she deserves every award an actor can receive....A diamond in the rough, I say...Congratulations darlin'!!!!!

  • Yolin | July 14, 2011 9:58 AMReply

    Her range is phenomenal! Well deserving of such an award..........and more, but Hollywood seldom recognizes artists that aren't very "mainstream".

  • kait | July 14, 2011 5:42 AMReply

    Anyone that has an acting spectrum ranging from The Queen Mother to Bellatrix LeStrange truely deserves this honor!

  • Mike M. | July 14, 2011 4:15 AMReply

    Yes! Helena Bonham Carter is an incredible talent and so deserving of this recognition. She's flawless in The Wings of the Dove, Margaret's Museum, Fight Club, Sweeney Todd, and many more films.

  • J J Scheidemann | July 14, 2011 3:40 AMReply

    She is amazing! I have enjoyed very much her wide range of characters.
    "Lady Helena Bonham Carter" is what she deserves.

  • arizonasue | July 14, 2011 1:25 AMReply

    great cuz Hollywood gives her the raspberry!!!