The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles are to honour Ricky Gervais with one of the most prestigious awards in Comedy.
The Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy will take place on October 28th in California. Previous winners of the award include Sacha Baron Cohen, Amy Schumer and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
BAFTA Los Angeles CEO Chantal Rickards said “Ricky Gervais is a comic genius. He is provocative, edgy, and his observations on life have brought us some of the best comedy moments ever in television and film,” “He crosses the pond with consummate ease, continues to push the comedic boundaries, and we’re looking forward to raising a glass to his incomparable talents at the Britannia Awards.”
We recently wrote a piece on Gervais latest project ‘David Brent: Life on the Road‘ which you can read here.
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