Oscar winners Sir Ben Kingsley and Kathryn Bigelow are to be honoured at BAFTA's annual Britannia Awards in Los Angeles in November (13).

The Zero Dark Thirty director and Gandhi star will be the guests of honour at the gala dinner, which will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on 9 November (13).

Bigelow, the first woman to receive the Best Director Oscar for The Hurt Locker, will receive the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing, while Kingsley will be honoured with the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment.

As previously announced, George Clooney will be handed the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film at the gala.