Orlando Bloom will receive The Britannia Humanitarian Award.
Orlando Bloom is set to receive the Britannia Humanitarian Award Presented by the Beazley Group. American Airlines will present the award at the 2015 Jaguar Land Rover British Academy Britannia Awards on Friday, October 30, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. “At BAFTA Los Angeles, we recognize that our industry’s power to raise social awareness and push for change is enormous. Orlando Bloom’s incredible work with UNICEF and many other charities demonstrates that immense power, and he has consistently gone above and beyond as an active, engaged campaigner for real solutions to urgent global issues,” stated BAFTA Los Angeles Chairman, Kieran Breen. “We are delighted to honor Orlando with this award and to draw a spotlight on the issues he cares about most.”
The Britannia Humanitarian Award is presented to a colleague who has used the art form of the moving image or their position in the entertainment industry to create positive social change, and actively shine a light on important humanitarian issues. Previous recipients of the award include Idris Elba, Richard Curtis, Don Cheadle, Colin Firth and Mark Ruffalo. Over the years Bloom has used his voice to highlight great causes including We Day, Children’s Defense Fund, and Global Green. One of Bloom’s passionate initiatives has been his partnership with UNICEF, the human rights non-profit, focuses efforts on children in underdeveloped parts of the world. Bloom has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2009, visiting countries like Nepal, Liberia, and Russia to aid in UNICEF’s efforts, which include everything from education, to clean water acts, and battling Ebola.
The British Academy Britannia Awards evening is BAFTA’s big night out in Hollywood, where Brits and anglophiles alike come together to take over Los Angeles for an evening to honor individuals who have dedicated their careers to advancing the art forms of the moving image in the US, UK and beyond.