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EntertainmentJordan Peele to Receive BAFTA's John Schlesinger Britannia Award

10:55  12 september  2019
10:55  12 september  2019 Source:   hollywoodreporter.com

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Jordan Peele is set to receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing, BAFTA Los Angeles announced Wednesday. The “Us” director will join Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Jackie Chan and Steve Coogan as fellow honorees at the British Academy Britannia Awards , which take

Jordan Peele has been selected by BAFTA LA to receive the John Schlessinger Britannia Award for excellence in directing. “His imaginative storylines, inclusive casting, and bold style evokes John Schlesinger ’ s spirit of independence, integrity and commitment to excellence.

Jordan Peele will be honored by BAFTA's LA branch.

Jordan Peele to Receive BAFTA's John Schlesinger Britannia Award© Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

The Oscar-winning multihyphenate — behind this year's critical and commercial hit Us — will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia award for excellence in directing at the Britannia Awards, BAFTA's biggest event outside of the U.K.

Peele joins previously announced honorees Phoebe Waller-Bridge, set to be named British artist of the year, Jane Fonda, being given the Stanley Kubrick award for excellence in film, Jackie Chan, being honored with the Albert R. Broccoli award for worldwide contribution to entertainment, and Steve Coogan, set to receive the Charlie Chaplin award for excellence in comedy.

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Jordan Peele is to receive The John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing at the BAFTA LA Britannia Awards . The Get Out and Us director is being feted for his work in the socially-conscious horror genre at the awards , which take place on October 25 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The Britannia Awards are presented by BAFTA Los Angeles, a branch of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts ( BAFTA ), as "a bridge between the Hollywood and British production and entertainment business communities."

“Jordan Peele has earned record-breaking success and critical acclaim through work that pushes boundaries and shines a light on stories of important social relevance,” said BAFTA L.A. CEO, Chantal Rickards. “His imaginative storylines, inclusive casting and bold style evokes John Schlesinger’s spirit of independence, integrity and commitment to excellence. We are honored to celebrate Jordan’s talents at this year’s ceremony.”

Previous recipients of the award include Steve McQueen, Ava DuVernay, Ang Lee, Sam Mendes, Mike Newell, Danny Boyle, Christopher Nolan, David Yates, Quentin Tarantino and Kathryn Bigelow.

The Britannia awards ceremony will take place Oct. 25 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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