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    Newly Single George Clooney to Receive Prestigious BAFTA Award

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    George Clooney may have lost a girlfriend in Stacy Keibler, but at least he's gained a Kubrick. 

    The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles, aka BAFTA LA, has announced it's honoring the Hollywood hottie with its Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film at this year's BAFTA LA Britannia Awards on Nov. 9, 2013. 

    Clooney, 52, is being given the group's highest accolade for his work as a BAFTA Award-winning actor, screenwriter, director, producer and global humanitarian thanks to his continuous activism on behalf of Darfur.

    Per a release, the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award "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."

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    Hmmm…commitment. There's a few of George's exes who might take issue with that word, that is, when it comes to dating the notorious bachelor.  

    But if you ask BAFTA Los Angeles Chairman Gary Darnall, his dedication to the big screen in their view is unparalleled.

    "George Clooney is without question one of our industry's true icons. His work has captivated audiences from all corners of the globe, and BAFTA Los Angeles is proud to be celebrating his immeasurable contributions to our craft," Dartnall said.

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    In choosing him, organizers singled out acclaimed films Clooney's starred in, such as The Descendants, Syriana, Up in the Air, Michael Clayton and the Ocean's trilogy among others; his forays as a screenwriter and director with Good Night and Good Luck; and his vision as a producer with Argo.

    The 2013 awards ceremony feting the thesp will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and is slated to air on BBC America on Nov. 10.

    Meanwhile, the news comes just a day after Clooney reportedly split with his 33-year-old actress-ladylove after two years of dating. The erstwhile couple were last seen together back in March enjoying a night out in Berlin, Germany where George has been filming his latest directorial effort, the World War II drama Monuments Men, which he's also starring in.

    So now we have to ask: who's he going to take to the BAFTAs?

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