Harry Shearer has been announced as the host of the 17th Annual British Academy of Film and Television Arts Britannia Awards on November 6, 2008 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel. Ben Affleck, Annette Bening, Jack Black, Patricia Clarkson, Anjelica Huston, Hugh Laurie and Paul Thomas Anderson have been confirmed as presenters at this year's event. [Peter Knegt]