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BRIT FIT: The Brits are known for being able to handle a mouthful of words with aplomb, so those in attendance at Thursday night’s BAFTA Los Angeles Jaguar Britannia Awards, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, were game for a long night of presentations and speeches. Among the honorees were Dame Judi Dench, director Mike Leigh, Robert Downey Jr., Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Mark Ruffalo and Emma Watson, who picked up the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year, presented by Burberry (she wore Balenciaga). Still, she was otherwise on message. Said Watson on the red carpet, where she shared a hug with Dench: “It’s really meaningful, obviously, because Burberry was my first big modeling contract, and they really supported me through out my career. And to have this from the British film industry is such a huge piece of recognition. I’ve been working in the British film industry now since I was nine years old, so it’s really lovely. It means a lot.” The actress has a busy year ahead: “I have a film that’s coming out next year called ‘Regression.’ I just did a movie with Alejandro Amenabár, which I’m very excited about. I’m working on a film at the moment called ‘Colonia [Dignidad].’ My dream roles are the ones I’m playing and I’m getting, so I’m really excited.” The day before, another Burberry poster child, Eddie Redmayne, hosted a pre-Britannia tea at Chateau Marmont, and the night before that, Burberry was also a sponsor of the Redmayne-Felicity Jones film “The Theory of Everything” at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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