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Alan Cumming to Host Britannia Awards; The Book of Mormon Among Winners

Alan Cumming to Host Britannia Awards; The Book of Mormon Among Winners
Alan Cumming
'Book of Mormon' creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are among this year's Britannia Awards recipients.

Tony Award winner Alan Cumming has been tapped to return as the host of the 2012 Britannia Awards when the ceremony is held in Los Angeles on November 7. Among the presenters at the event are Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford and original Book of Mormon star Josh Gad.

Gad’s involvement with the starry list of celebs is likely because Book of Mormon creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone will be honored at this year’s ceremony, receiving the prestigious Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy.

Other award recipients this year include Daniel Day-Lewis (who will receive the Stanley Kubrick Award for Excellence in Film), Daniel Craig (who will receive British Artist of the Year) and Quentin Tarantino (Excellence in Directing).

Cumming will host the gala event for the second consecutive year and fourth time since the first ceremony in 1991. For the first time, the ceremony will be broadcast in primetime on BBC America on November 11. A branch of the BAFTAs, the awards aim to bridge together the Hollywood and British film communities. The Book of Mormon is scheduled to open in London's West End in March 2013.

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