Friday, September 6, 2013

Benedict Cumberbatch named Britannia Awards' British Artist of the Year

By Terri Schwartz    September 5, 2013 4:53 PM ET


The 2013 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards are giving Benedict Cumberbatch a very special honor. This year, he's going to be named the British Artist of the Year at the annual awards ceremony.

Cumberbatch will be joining some prestigious company. Other recipients of the award include Kate Winslet, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Sheen and Tilda Swinton. The awards ceremony will take place on Nov. 5, and be broadcast on BBC America on Nov. 10 at 8 p.m.

"Benedict Cumberbatch has had a remarkable year, and as one of the UK's leading talents he truly exemplifies the continued respect that British talents have garnered around the globe," Chairman of BAFTA Los Angeles Gary Dartnall says in a statement. "Masterfully performing in TV, Film and Theatre and never failing to astound us with his talent and versatility, BAFTA Los Angeles is proud to honor Benedict as our British Artist of the Year."

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