CLAIRE FOY, MATT DAMON, AVA DUVERNAY HONORED AT 2017 AMD BRITISH ACADEMY BRITANNIA AWARDS!

John Lithgow proudly presented his “The Crown” costar Claire Foy with the British Artist of the Year award at the 2017 AMD British Academy Britannia Awards on October 27, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. The swanky event was held at The Beverly Hilton and presented by American Airlines and Jaguar Land Rover.

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Hosted by Jack Whitehall, honorees included Master Of None creator and star, Aziz Ansari, Selma and 13th director Ava DuVernay, Suburbicon star Matt Damon, Murder on the Orient Express director, Kenneth Branagh and legendary performer, Dick Van Dyke.

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Other attendees included Shohreh Aghdashloo, Leslie David Baker, Jamie Bell, Kate Mara, Paul Blackthorne, Barbara Broccoli, Guy Burnet, Hong Chau, Olivia Cooke, Lucy Davis, Sylvia Hoeks, Alan Horn, Neil Jackson, Piers Morgan, Lesley Nicol, Christopher Nolan, Julian Ovenden, Jenny Packham, Talulah Riley, Kevin Spacey, Gregg Sulkin, Lincoln Townley, Denise Welch and Edgar Wright.

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The AMD Britannia Awards are BAFTA Los Angeles’ highest accolades, recognizing both outstanding British talent, and exceptional international talent by virtue of their strong connection to British entertainment through their body of work.

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AND THE WINNERS ARE…

Aziz Ansari
Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy

Kenneth Branagh

Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment

Ava DuVernay
John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing

Matt Damon

Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award

Claire Foy
British Artist of the Year

Dick Van Dyke
Britannia Award for Excellence in Television

PHOTOS: Frazer Harrison/BAFTA LA/Getty Images for BAFTA LA

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