Another honor has been accorded to Indian American actor/comedian Aziz Ansari, who recently won an Emmy for ‘Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series’ for his masterfully crafted Netflix television series, “Master of None.”
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles has announced that Ansari is the recipient of the 2017 Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy, which “recognizes talent whose popularity and cultural impact exemplifies the uniquely transcendent quality of excellent comedy.”
He will receive the award at this year’s British Academy Britannia Awards, which will be held Oct. 27 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif.
“While Aziz is hardly a newcomer to the comedy scene, his recent streak of ground-breaking work makes him a deserving recipient of this year’s Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy,” said BAFTA Los Angeles chairman Kieran Breen. “Aziz’s thoughtful and intelligent humor seamlessly traverses cultural and national boundaries, and we are delighted to shine our spotlight on his incredible talents this year.”
The Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy bears the name of the consummate British comedic artist and one of the most universally recognized personalities in the history of entertainment.
Ansari joins previously announced honorees, who include Dick Van Dyke, who will receive the Britannia Award for Excellence in Television; Ava DuVernay, who will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing; Claire Foy, who will receive the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year; Kenneth Branagh, who will receive the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment; and Matt Damon, who will receive the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film.