British Academy Britannia Awards LOS ANGELES 2017

The Britannia Awards are presented by BAFTA Los Angeles as 'a bridge between the Hollywood and British production and entertainment business communities.'

The Britannia Awards took place Oct. 27 at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Los Angeles outpost produces the award show and dinner gala that this year honored six artists for their respective accomplishments and contributions to the art form of the moving image.

Founded in 1989, the Britannia Awards is BAFTA’s biggest event outside of the UK, and recognizes both British and international talent whose work is demonstrably tethered to British arts and entertainment.

Celebrating the relationship between the American and British entertainment industries, the 2017 awards were streamed live on IGN and hosted by English comedian Jack Whitehall, who previously hosted the awards in 2015. The elite honored this year include Aziz Ansari, Kenneth Branagh, Matt Damon, Ava DuVernay, Claire Foy, and Dick Van Dyke. (Matt Damon was absent, with actor Kate Mara accepting the award on his behalf.)

Kevin  Spacey presented the award and even led a brief sing-a-long of “Let’s Go Fly A Kite” from Mary Poppins in which Van Dyke starred as Bert the Chimney Sweep. Van Dyke  actually played two roles in that film including the old man, and in the new Mary Poppins returns in a small role as that old man’s son.

You can watch the full show on IGNs website below

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