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    Benedict Cumberbatch to Receive Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year

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    Looks like we're not the only ones obsessed with Benedict Cumberbatch.

    The 37-year-old British actor will be honored at the 2013 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., where he will receive the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year.

    Cumberbatch, whose notable credits include Star Trek Into Darkness, Sherlock and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, will be presented with the accolade Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. 

    Each year, the award pays tribute to a British artist whose represents the best of U.K.'s talent. Previous actors who have been bestowed the honor include Kate Winslet, Michael Sheen, Rachel Weisz, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Blunt and Tilda Swinton.

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    The Britannia Awards are BAFTA Los Angeles' highest accolade, celebrating individuals and companies that have dedicated their career to advancing the arts. 

    Cumberbatch will join previously announced honorees including George Clooney, who will receive the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film; Kathryn Bigelow, who will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing; and Sir Ben Kingsley who will receive the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment.

    "Benedict Cumberbatch has had a remarkable year, and as one of the UK's leading talents he truly exemplifies the continued respect that British talents have garnered around the globe," Gary Dartnall, Chairman of BAFTA Los Angeles said in a statement. "Masterfully performing in TV, Film and Theatre and never failing to astound us with his talent and versatility, BAFTA Los Angeles is proud to honor Benedict as our British Artist of the Year."

    The award ceremony will be broadcast on BBC America, Nov. 10 at 8 p.m.

    Congrats!

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