Actor and director, Jordan Peele was recently presented with the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing by Cunard at the British Academy Britannia Awards.
Peele, writer and director of some famous horror films, attended the awards ceremony along side his wife, Chelsea Pretti. The comedian wore an all- black suit while the Brooklyn Nine Nine sensation sported a black and white dress. Needles to say, the two looked absolutely stunning.
This isn’t the first time Peele is receiving an award for his extraordinary work. His horror film, ‘Get Out’ won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in 2018. The star has also directed and wrote ‘Us’ and performed in Comedy Central’s Key and Peele from 2012-2015.
The award was presented by the amazing Lupita Nyong’o, who won an Oscar for her role in 12 Years a Slave. She also appeared in Non-Stop, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Black Panther and Peele’s horror film, ‘Us’.
Jane Fonda, Jackie Chan, Steve Coogan, Norman Lear and Phoebe Waller-Bridge also received the award.
The famous award was sponsored by Cunard, as it continues its partnership with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Los Angeles.
Josh Leibowitz, SVP of Cunard North America said, “On behalf of Cunard, congratulations to Jordan Peele on being awarded the John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing. We look forward to our continued partnership with BAFTA Los Angeles and are honored to present the award to such an accomplished director as Jordan Peele.”
Cunard is a luxury, British-American, cruise line based at Southampton, England. It’s the operator of extravagant cruise ships Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizbeth. Awarded ‘#1 Mega-ship Ocean Cruise Line’ by Travel + Leisure’s, and ‘Best Service’, ‘Best Onboard Enrichment’ and ‘Best World Cruise’ by Porthole Cruise Magazine’s, the ships offer White Star Service, gourmet dining and world-class entertainment.
The three Queens also feature luxury accommodations in Britannia, Britannia Club, Princess Grill Suite and Queens Grill Suite staterooms. Moreover, Cunard is the only cruise line that offers regularly scheduled Transatlantic services from New York to London, along with voyages that visit Europe, North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Australia.
The million-dollar company is collaborating with BAFTA Los Angeles and was the sponsor of the prestigious award, presented at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The partnership will also include sponsorship of BAFTA Los Angeles’ entertainment events and programs through out 2020. Furthermore, Cunard will also be working with the arts academy on ‘enriching the brand’s renowned Insights Program on their fleet of ships, Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria’.
The cruise line has previously hosted many stars onboard their luxurious ships. Elizabeth Taylor, Rita Hayworth, Alan Cummings, Wed Anderson and Tilda Swinton have all sailed with the company. In December 2017, Queen Mary 2 also hosted the first ever movie premiere for 20th Century Fox’s ‘The Greatest Showman’.