Alan Cumming to host 2012 Britannia Awards on BBC America

By Meaghan Fleming,

BBC America announced Thursday that actor Alan Cumming will host BAFTA’s 2012 Britannia Awards, which will air on the network for the first time.

BBC revealed the news on their blog, Anglophenia on Thursday that Cumming (The Good Wife) will host the award show for the fourth time.

The Britannia Awards will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California on November 7, though it will not air until November 11 according to Indie Wire. The awards show will air as a two-hour special.

The award show focuses on people who have helped to advance the world of entertainment. Many well-known entertainers will present awards including: Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, and Josh Gad. Some of the recipients this year include: Daniel Day-Lewis, Daniel Craig, and Quentin Tarantino.

“I’m so happy to be back hosting my fourth Britannia Awards,” Cumming declared. “It’s 15 years since I first came to Hollywood and what better way to commemorate that than to be hosting a celebration of the best of British AND Tinseltown. I’m excited to see old friends and raise a few glasses to the best in our business — and be a bit mischievous too of course.”

Britannia Chairman Nigel Lythgoe said: “We’re so pleased that we were able to secure Alan to host this year’s Awards. We owe thanks to the producers of The Good Wife who were kind enough to rearrange their production schedule to allow for Alan to be with us. We’re grateful that we can do justice to the extraordinary caliber of talent represented in this year’s honorees with our esteemed host and presenters.”

The 2012 Britannia Awards will air on Sunday, November 11 at 8 p.m. ET on BBC America.

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