BAFTA Los Angeles to honor Ben Stiller


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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles is honoring Ben Stiller (‘There’s Something About Mary,’ ‘Night at the Museum’) with the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy at the 2011 Los Angeles Britannia Awards Nov. 30 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

‘Ben Stiller is a master of comedy who, just like the legendary filmmaker for whom this award is named, embodies the remarkable multi-hyphenate talents of actor, writer, director and producer,’ said Nigel Lythgoe (‘So You Think You Can Dance,’ ‘American Idol’), chairman of BAFTA Los Angeles.


Helena Bonham Carter, John Lasseter and David Yates will also be honored at the BAFTA Los Angeles event hosted by Tony Award-winning actor Alan Cumming.

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