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Daniel Wood wrote the following for Yahoo UK & Ireland as a contributor for that site.

I’m fairly obsessed with The Hobbit’s Benedict Cumberbatch, I have been since I first saw him take on the role of Sherlock Holmes in BBC’s ‘Sherlock’. This is why it’s great to hear that Benedict will be awarded for his talent at the upcoming Britannia awards.

Benedict whose credits include ‘The Fifth Estate’, ‘Star Trek: Into Darkness’ and ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’, as well as obviously ‘Sherlock’ and the upcoming ‘Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug’, where he’ll be playing the titular dragon antagonist Smaug, will be receiving the award for British Artist of the Year at the Britannia Awards in Beverley Hills. Continue reading “Benedict Cumberbatch to be honoured with Britannia award”

Veteran actor Sir Christopher Lee has received a Bafta Fellowship at the academy’s film awards. The event ended with a standing ovation for the distinguished thespian, who is famous for his roles as Dracula, and in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, The Wicker Man and The Man with the Golden Gun. He accepted the Bafta Fellowship from director Tim Burton, who described the 88-year-old as an “electrifying screen presence”. More..

Annarepp sends along the news about the Bafta Nominations. Andy Serkis has landed a leading actor nomination for “Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll”. Saoirse Ronan, leading actress and Stanley Tucci, supporting actor for “Lovely Bones”. District 9 nominated in 7 categories including best director. Take a look at all the nominations here!

Ringer staffer Garfiemao sends us this tidbit:

BAFTA/LA will be handing out their 16th set of awards on Thursday and the New Line Co-CEO’s will be among the recipients. Check the link below, the paragraph quoted is the most important part, the bulk of the rest of it is about the host, Michael Sheen, and the presenters.

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