Finally, Clooney and Cumberbatch Are in the Same Room
Saturday night's BAFTA LA Jaguar Britannia Awards were a veritable who's who of Hollywood's A-list. Stars like George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Salma Hayek, Sean Penn, and Benedict Cumberbatch all descended on the Beverly Hills Hotel for the event, which celebrates individuals and companies that are dedicated to advancing the entertainment arts. George, who was also on hand for the screening of his latest project August: Osage County earlier in the day, mingled inside with Julia, Salma, and Sean before accepting his Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for excellence in film, while Benedict took the stage as the recipient of the British artist of the year honor. Other award winners included director Kathryn Bigelow, Sir Ben Kingsley, and Mandela star Idris Elba, who received the Britannia humanitarian award for his work with The Prince's Trust — the charity was founded by Prince Charles and helps disadvantaged youth in the UK.
Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher made a glamorous couple at the gala, while Suki Waterhouse arrived without her current boyfriend, Bradley Cooper. Instead, the Emilia Wickstead-clad star spent her time with fellow British model Poppy Delevingne inside. Also making the rounds during the dinner were Naomie Harris, a newly brunette Alice Eve, and 12 Years a Slave actors Chiwetel Ejiofor and Lupita Nyong'o. Ejiofor's and Nyong'o's performances in the gripping real-life drama have already earned considerable Oscar buzz.