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BAFTA LA Britannia Awards held in Beverly Hills

Sir Ben Kingsley is seen at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles' Britannia Awards in Beverly Hills on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.

November 10, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles hosted its Britannia Awards Saturday night, honoring those who've dedicated their careers to entertainment.

Presenters at the show included Julia Roberts, Sean Penn and Sigourney Weaver.

Many people received honorary awards, including actor Sir Ben Kingsley, who was recognized for his worldwide contribution to entertainment.

"I'm so locked in the moment of storytelling, I don't have any perspective on what history I'm making. It's so much to do with telling the story. Somebody once said 'either you're an artist or an historian -- you can't be both,'" said Kingsley.

Proceeds raised support BAFTA LA's efforts in education, scholarship, community outreach and archival projects.