Claire Foy Named Britannia Awards' Artist of the Year

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The Emmy-nominated star of 'The Crown' will be feted alongside Ava DuVernay and Dick Van Dyke at the Oct. 27 event.

She already has the crown, and in October, Claire Foy will have some serious hardware to add to her list of achievements.

The Crown star has been selected to receive the British Artist of the Year trophy presented by Burberry at the 2017 British Academy Britannia Awards.

Jack Whitehall is hosting the event on Oct. 27 at the Beverly Hilton, where fellow honorees Dick Van Dyke and Ava DuVernay will also take the stage. The ceremony is presented by American Airlines and Jaguar Land Rover.

“Claire is the perfect encapsulation of the enduring legacy of British talent succeeding on a global stage. Her performances this year have been nothing short of phenomenal, including, of course, her iconic role in The Crown portraying the longest-ever serving British monarch in history,” said BAFTA Los Angeles chairman Kieran Breen.

The British Artist of the Year presented by Burberry "pays tribute to a talented British artist whose outstanding performances in a year have demonstrated the high quality of their craftsmanship," according to the organization. Foy joins a list of prior recipients including Felicity Jones, James Corden, Emma Watson, Daniel Craig, Kate Winslet, Tilda Swinton, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Blunt, Michael Sheen and Rachel Weisz.

Foy is currently nominated for an Emmy for playing Queen Elizabeth II on Netflix’s The Crown. Her performance won her a Golden Globe and a SAG Award, along with a BAFTA TV nomination. She will next be seen opposite Andrew Garfield in Breathe, directed by Andy Serkis.

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