Judi Dench and Mark Ruffalo Receive Special BAFTA Honors

News   Judi Dench and Mark Ruffalo Receive Special BAFTA Honors Award-winning actors Judi Dench and Mark Ruffalo are among the stage and screen stars who will be honored with 2014 Britannia Awards during the BAFTA Los Angeles ceremony, which will take place in late October.

The BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards honor individuals who have dedicated their careers to advancing the art forms of the moving image in the U.S., U.K. and beyond.

Dench (Amy's View, "Philomena") will receive the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment. The honor is presented to "that rare breed of iconic and trail-blazing individuals whose innovative approach has had a profound, lasting impact on the entertainment industry and whose contributions to the moving image are second to none."

Ruffalo ("The Normal Heart," This Is Our Youth) will receive the Humanitarian Award for his work with Water Defense. The honor is presented to "a colleague who has used the art forms of the moving image and/or their position in the entertainment industry to create positive social change and actively shine a light on important humanitarian issues that need global attention."

Also honored will be "Harry Potter" actress Emma Watson, who has been named the British Artist of the Year; Mike Leigh, who will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing; and Robert Downey, Jr., who will be presented with the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film.

The BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards will be held Oct. 30 at the Beverly Hilton. Rob Brydon will host. The ceremony will be broadcast in the U.S. in primetime on BBC America on Nov. 2 at 9 PM.

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