10:50am PT by Scott Feinberg
Michael Douglas, Warren Beatty, Meryl Streep to Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards
With virtually every awards season ceremony comes a lifetime achievement award, which adds a bit of old-school glamour and prestige to the festivities. The recipients of three of this year's batch were announced this morning.
The Hollywood branch of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA Los Angeles) announced that it will present its annual Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film, which was first bestowed in 1989, to Warren Beatty, the iconic actor who also won an Oscar for directing. The honor will be presented at the 2011 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards on Wednesday, November 30 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Additionally, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced that it will present its annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence to none other than his own son Michael Douglas, the two-time Oscar winner (once for producing and once for acting) who served as the festival's Honorary Chair when it first began 27 years ago and was also the recipient of its first Modern Master Award. SBIFF, presents this honor months before its actual festival, will present Douglas with the award at a dinner Oct. 13 at the Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara.
And the Kennedy Center announced that Meryl Streep, the two-time Oscar winner who is vying for a third statuette this year for The Iron Lady, will be one of this year's four honorees at the 34th annual Kennedy Center Honors. The ceremony will take place on December 4 and will be broadcast by CBS on December 7.