Clooney to receive BAFTA Stanley Kubrick award

05:00 AM, Jul 09, 2013

Producer George Clooney, winner of the Best Picture award for 'Argo,' attends the Oscars Governors Ball at Hollywood , Highland Center on February 24, 2013. Kevork Djansezian Getty Images/


Written By by Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY

George Clooney has some good news coming after announcing his split with longtime girlfriend Stacy Keibler on Monday.

The actor/director will be awarded for his career excellence by the Los Angeles chapter of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

Clooney will receive the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film at the BAFTA awards on Nov. 9 (which allows him plenty of time to get a date).

The 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,” according to a BAFTA statement released Tuesday.

George Clooney is without question one of our industry’s true icons. His work has captivated audiences from all corners of the globe,” said BAFTA Los Angeles Chairman Gary Dartnall in the release.

The BAFTA awards take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles and will air on BBC America on Nov. 10.