Sir Kenneth Branagh will receive the top accolade from the London Film Critics Circle at their awards ceremony in January.
Benedict Cumberbatch will receive the Variety Award at this year’s British Independent Film Awards.
Cumberbatch is already nominated in the Best Actor category at the annual awards which honour the best independent films of the year.
The Variety Award is presented to a director, actor, writer or producer who has helped to focus the international spotlight on the UK. Previous winners include Jude Law, Kenneth Branagh, Sir Michael Caine, Daniel Craig, Dame Helen Mirren and Richard Curtis.
Speaking about the honour, Cumberbatch said: : “I am delighted to receive this prestigious award and would like to thank Variety and The Moët British Independent Film Awards for this incredible honour.
“It is made even more special by the recognition of The Imitation Game in this year’s nominations, a film I am very proud to be a part of.”
The awards are presented at Old Billingsgate on December 7.
More celebs have been confirmed to attend Friday’s Hollywood Film Awards in LA.
The awards show is being hosted by Queen Latifah and helps to kick off the annual publicity drive towards awards season.
This year the event is being broadcast on CBS for first time and that’s helping bring out some major Hollywood names including Angelina Jolie, Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Reese Witherspoon, Johnny Depp, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lopez, Amy Adams, Gerard Butler, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart.
Should be a good one!
Susan Sarandon and Allison Janney are in talks to star in the comedy Whatever Makes You Happy.
The film will be directed by Cindy Chupack who’s previously worked on Sex And The City and Modern Family.
The plot follows three friends who travel to New York to visit their sons and discover that everything may not be as rosy as they all thought.
Filming is expected to begin in June.
Before she starts work on the film, Allison Janney will be co-hosting the People’s Choice Awards alongside her Mom co-star Anna Faris.
The show takes place on January 7.
Shailene Woodley leads the list of film nominees with four nods; Kaley Cuoco also has four in the TV categories and Brit singer Sam Smith also has four in the music categories.
Tomorrow night in LA the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences hosts its annual Governors’ Awards dinner.
The event has become more and more significant as a place for potential Ocsar nominees to schmooze Academy members as the race to February 22 kicks up a gear.
The list of expected guests this year features plenty of talent that will be hitting the campaign trail hard over the next few months including Jennifer Aniston, Emily Blunt, Chadwick Boseman, Steve Carell, Jessica Chastain, Ellar Coltrane, James Corden, Kevin Costner, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Clint Eastwood, Jake Gyllenhaal, Felicity Jones, Michael Keaton, Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Liam Neeson, Edward Norton, Jack O’Connell, Eddie Redmayne, Chris Rock, Mark Ruffalo, Andy Serkis, JK Simmons, Timothy Spall, Octavia Spencer, Hilary Swank, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Mark Wahlberg and Reese Witherspoon. Phew!
The nominations for this year’s Moët BIFA film awards have just been announced.
Drama ‘71 leads the nominations with nine nods including he highest number of nominations this year goes to ‘71 with nine nominations including Best British Independent Film; Best Director and Best Actor for star Jack O’Connell.
The brilliant Pride also received seven nominations. It’s definitely one of my favourite films of the year.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley are both nominated for The Imitation Game which is also up for Best Independent Film.
Other acting nominees include Alicia Vikander, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Timothy Spall, Imelda Staunton, Andrew Scott, Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllanhaal.
The winners will be revealed on December 7.
Oscar hopefuls Michael Keaton and Julianne Moore will be among the stars turning out for the Hollywood Film Awards on November 14.
Reese Witherspoon, Gerard Butler, Robert Duvall, Jack O’Connell, Chris Pratt, Channing Tatum and Shailene Woodley will also take part in the ceremony, which will be hosted by Queen Latifah.
It’s the start of a very long road to February 22nd.