BAFTA/LA finds four to fete
Winslet, Campbell, NL duo tappedKate Winslet will be honored with the British Academy of Film and Television/Los Angeles' Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year at the 2007 BAFTA/LA Cunard Britannia Awards on Nov. 1 at the Century Plaza Hotel in Century City.
Director Martin Campbell will receive the John Schlesinger Brittania Award for Artistic Excellence in Directing, while New Line Cinema co-chairmen and co-CEOs Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne will receive the Cunard Britannia Award for Lifetime Contributions to International Film.
Tuesday's announced honorees join Denzel Washington, who will be lauded with BAFTA/LA's Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film (HR 6/27).
"This year's honorees truly know how to capture the imagination of film audiences worldwide, both innovatively and commercially," BAFTA/LA chairman Peter Morris said. "They are all revered in their respective fields, and we are proud to honor their accomplishments and welcome them to the distinguished pantheon of BAFTA/LA honorees."
A five-time Oscar nominee for her work in such films as "Little Children," "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and "Titanic," Winslet won a BAFTA and SAG award for her role as Marianne Dashwood in 1995's "Sense and Sensibility" — a film that also garnered her Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. She next appears in "Revolutionary Road," a drama based on the 1950s novel by Richard Yates and directed by her husband, Sam Mendes.
Campbell's credits include "Casino Royale," "GoldenEye" and "The Mask of Zorro."
Under the leadership of Shaye and Lynne, New Line produced "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, with earned a total of 17 Oscars.
Other films produced through New Line include "Hairspray," "Wedding Crashers" and "About Schmidt" as well as the "Rush Hour" and "Nightmare on Elm Street" franchises.