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Meryl Steep for Britannia Award

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Meryl Steep for Britannia Award

Meryl Streep, Sam Mendes and James Corden will be honoured at the Britannia Awards.

The stars are the first to be named by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles for the ceremony, which will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 30.

The 66-year-old actress will be presented with the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film at the prestigious event, following in the footsteps of a flurry of world-renowned actors including George Clooney, Tom Cruise and Robert Downey Jr. as well as directors Clint Eastwood and Steven Spielberg.

Meanwhile, 50-year-old 'Spectre' director Sam will receive the John Schlesinger Award for Excellence in Directing presented by The GREAT Britain Campaign, honouring his huge contribution to cinema having previously also directed 'American Beauty' and 'Skyfall'.

Last year, the accolade was presented to Mike Leigh while other recipients have included Danny Boyle, Christopher Nolan and David Yates.

Adding to the list of winners, 'The Late Late Show with James Corden' host will be celebrated with the Britannia for British Artist of the Year presented by Burberry, celebrating emerging or established British talent.

The win follows his starring role in Disney musical 'Into the Woods' which saw him appear alongside Meryl, Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine and Johnny Depp.

Three further awards - the Britannia Humanitarian Award, the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy, and the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment - will also be presented to three other stars at the ceremony later this year.