Samuel L. Jackson to Be Honored at 2016 Britannia Awards

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The actor will be honored at the Oct. 28 ceremony to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Samuel L. Jackson will be honored by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles at the 2016 Britannia Awards. 

The Hateful Eight star will receive the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment at this year’s ceremony, which is set to take place Oct. 28 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and will be hosted, for a second year in a row, by comedian Jack Whitehall. 

Harrison Ford was the recipient of the honor at last year's gala. 

As previously announced, Ang Lee will be recognized for his work in directing with the John Schlesinger Britannia Award.

“Like the distinguished producer after whom this award is named, Samuel L. Jackson has made an undeniable contribution to the global film industry” BAFTA/LA chairman Kieran Breen said Tuesday in a statement. “He has provided us with some of the most iconic roles in movie history not to mention some of the classic movie lines of all time."

Jackson's decades-spanning career includes turns in Do the Right Thing, The Incredibles and Star Wars: Episodes I, II and III. The actor also is known for his creative partnership with Quentin Tarantino, having starred in six of the director's films.

This summer, Jackson can be seen alongside Margot Robbie and Alexander Skarsgard in Tarzan, and he also will star in Tim Burton's Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and reprise his role as Nick Fury in Marvel's Avengers: Infinity Wars.