Emily Blunt earns BAFTA/LA honor

Actress currently filming 'Gulliver's Travels'

Emily Blunt will be honored as British Artist of the Year at the 2009 BAFTA/LA Brittania Awards on Nov. 5 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel. Blunt's upcoming films include "The Young Victoria" and "The Wolfman."

"In just a few short years, Emily Blunt has gone from breakout success in 'My Summer of Love' to blockbuster hits like 'The Devil Wears Prada' and the upcoming 'The Young Victoria' and 'The Wolfman'," BAFTA/LA chairman Peter Morris said. "Emily continuously demonstrates an impressive range in her performances and with each movie solidifies her status as one of the best actresses of her generation."

Blunt began her career at the 2002 Chichester Festival, where she played Juliet in a production of "Romeo and Juliet" and made her West End debut opposite Judi Dench in "The Royal Family." Her TV credits include "Gideon's Daughter," for which she won a Golden Globe as best supporting actress in 2007.

Her performance in the film "My Summer of Love" earned her the Most Promising Newcomer award at the 2004 Evening Standard Film Awards, and she was nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2004 British Independent Film Awards.

For playing a fashionista in "Prada," she was nominated for a Golden Globe, a BAFTA for Supporting Actress as well as the BAFTA Rising Star Award.

Her other film credits include "Charlie Wilson's War," "Wind Chill," "The Great Buck Howard," "Dan in Real Life," "The Jane Austen Book Club" and "Sunshine Cleaning."

She stars in "The Young Victoria," which was released in the U.K. in March, and will also be seen in "The Wolfman" in November. She is currently filming "Gulliver's Travels" opposite Jack Black.
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