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Orlando Bloom will join Meryl Streep, Amy Schumer, James Corden and Sam Mendes onstage at the upcoming Britannia Awards.
The actor and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador has been tapped by the the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) to receive the Britannia Humanitarian Award presented by the Beazley Group. The honor will be presented at the 2015 Jaguar Land Rover British Academy Britannia Awards presented by American Airlines on Oct. 30 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
“At BAFTA Los Angeles, we recognize that our industry’s power to raise social awareness and push for change is enormous. Orlando Bloom’s incredible work with UNICEF and many other charities demonstrates that immense power, and he has consistently gone above and beyond as an active, engaged campaigner for real solutions to urgent global issues,” said BAFTA L.A. chairman Kieran Breen.
Idris Elba, Richard Curtis, Don Cheadle, Colin Firth and Mark Ruffalo are previous recipients of the award. Bloom, who has been involved with charities including We Day, Children’s Defense Fund and Global Green, has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2009. He was photographed this week visiting Syrian migrants in Macedonia as part of his work with the organization.
Already announced, Streep will receive the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film; Schumer, the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy presented by Kodak; Corden, the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year presented by Burberry; while Mendes will be honored with the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing presented by The GREAT Britain Campaign.
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