BAFTA Los Angeles will celebrate actor-director Jodie Foster with the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film at this year’s AMD British Academy Britannia Awards.
The Kubrick honour is presented to a “unique individual, upon whose work is stamped the indelible mark of authorship and commitment, and who has lifted the craft to new heights.”
Foster, a two-time Oscar Best Actress winner for Silence Of The Lambs and The Accused, directed this year’s Money Monster and earned the Golden Globes’ lifetime achievement award in 2013.
The latest honour comes the same year as the 40th anniversary of her breakout acting debut Taxi Driver.
In a statement, Kieran Breen – the BAFTA Los Angeles chairman – said
It seems fitting that in this 40th Anniversary year of both Taxi Driver and Bugsy Malone, we are honoring Jodie’s remarkable trail-blazing career at the Britannia Awards. It takes a rare and special talent to launch an international career with two amazingly different performances, and Jodie’s choices as an actor and director have continued to earn a deserved reputation as one of the most versatile professionals of our time.”
Previous recipients include Meryl Streep, Robert Downey Jr, George Clooney, Warren Beatty, Jeff Bridges, Tom Cruise, Daniel Day Lewis, Robert De Niro, Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks, George Lucas, Sean Penn, Steven Spielberg and Denzel Washington.