Jordan Peele had another amazing year thanks to the enormous success of his latest movie Us, and he’ll be honored with Britannia Award for excellence in directing at the upcoming BAFTA LA Britannia Awards ceremony.
The Oscar-winning filmmaker is joining the ranks of Steve McQueen, Ava DuVernay, Ang Lee and many acclaimed directors who were presented with this award in the past. He was previously nominated for a BAFTA Award as the screenwriter of Get Out and the producer of BlacKkKlansman, but never ended up winning.
Chantal Rickards, BAFTA Los Angeles CEO, praised Peele for earning both the box office and critical acclaim through work that pushes boundaries and shines a light on stories of important social relevance.
“His imaginative storylines, inclusive casting, and bold style evoke John Schlesinger’s spirit of independence, integrity, and commitment to excellence. We are honored to celebrate Jordan’s talents at this year’s ceremony,” said Rickards in a press release.
This year’s BAFTA LA Britannia Awards will take place on October 25 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The list of honorees in different categories also includes Jane Fonda, Jackie Chan, and Steve Coogan.