Aziz Ansari to Receive the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award


The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles announced that Aziz Ansari will receive the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy. Ansari will be presented with the award at this year’s BAFTA LA British Academy Britannia awards, which will be held on Oct. 27 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

“While Aziz is hardly a newcomer to the comedy scene, his recent streak of ground-breaking work makes him a deserving recipient of this year’s Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence In Comedy,” BAFTA LA chairman Kieran Breen said Tuesday in a statement. “Aziz’s thoughtful and intelligent humor seamlessly traverses cultural and national boundaries, and we are delighted to shine our spotlight on his incredible talents this year.”

The Master of None creator most recently won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series. He is also known for his stand-up comedy and for co-starring in Parks and Recreation.

Previous recipients of the Charlie Chaplin award include Amy Schumer and Betty White. Ricky Gervais was honored at last year’s Britannia Awards.

BAFTA LA will also honor Matt Damon, Ava DuVernay, Kenneth Branagh and Dick Van Dyke during the ceremony. British comedian Jack Whitehall will host the event.