Cunard becomes sponsor of BAFTA Los Angeles

From left, Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film presented by Cunard winner Cate Blanchett, Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year winner Emilia Clarke, John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing winner Steve McQueen, Britannia Award for Excellence in Television winner Damian Lewis, Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy presented by Jaguar Land Rover winner Jim Carrey and Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment winner and president of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige accept their awards From left, Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film presented by Cunard winner Cate Blanchett, Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year winner Emilia Clarke, John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing winner Steve McQueen, Britannia Award for Excellence in Television winner Damian Lewis, Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy presented by Jaguar Land Rover winner Jim Carrey and Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment winner and president of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige accept their awards PHOTO: Getty Images for BAFTA Los Angeles

Cunard announced its partnership with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles. The sponsorship kicked off at BAFTA LA’s hallmark annual awards ceremony, the 2018 Britannia Awards, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel last week.

Cate Blanchett was awarded the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film presented by Cunard at the ceremony. Presenting the award was producer and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, who has produced films such as 'Lincoln,' 'The Sixth Sense' and 'E.T. The Extra-Terrestial.' This year’s awards also recognized Jim Carrey, Emilia Clarke, Damian Lewis, Kevin Feige and Steve McQueen.

As BAFTA LA's official luxury cruise partner, Cunard will participate as a sponsor for some of the organization's entertainment events and programming throughout 2019. In addition, Cunard will launch BAFTA LA Screenings Onboard as part of it Insights Program on Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria.

Josh Leibowitz congratulates Cate Blanchett

'On behalf of Cunard, congratulations to Cate Blanchett on being awarded the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film,' said Josh Leibowitz, SVP of Cunard North America. 'Over our 178-year history, we have sailed more celebrities across the Atlantic than any other company. We look forward to our partnership with BAFTA LA to offer special on-board programming and experiences for Cunard guests.'

Posted 29 October 2018

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