Harrison Ford to Be Honored by British Academy of Film

Harrison Ford Smiling
Harrison Ford (Photo © Richard Chavez)

Harrison Ford has been chosen to receive the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles). Harrison, soon to be seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, will receive the award in recognition of being an “iconic and trail-blazing” entertainer. The Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award is given out annually to someone who has had “a profound, lasting impact on the worldwide entertainment industry.”

Ford will be honored at the British Academy Britannia Awards ceremony to be held on October 30, 2015 in Los Angeles. The awards show will air on Pop on November 6th.

“It is impossible to imagine the past 40 years of Hollywood history without Harrison Ford, and his performances are as iconic as the films themselves,” stated BAFTA Los Angeles Chairman Kieran Breen. “Not only is he a superb actor, but he has remained a uniquely compelling and beloved audience favorite throughout his career. We are delighted to honor him this year with the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award.”

This year’s ceremony will be hosted by actor/comedian Jack Whitehall. Announcing Whitehall’s involvement, co-chairs Adam Bialow and Deborah Kola said, “With our outstanding slate of deserving honorees, our hilarious new host Jack Whitehall, and our new US broadcast partner Pop, we can’t help but be tremendously excited for the biggest British night in the Hollywood calendar.”

BAFTA Los Angeles previously announced Orlando Bloom, Meryl Streep, Sam Mendes, James Corden, and Amy Schumer will be honored at this year’s event. Funds raised from the star-studded gala will go toward funding BAFTA Los Angeles’ community outreach, education, scholarship, and archival projects.

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