Newport Beach Film Festival Returns to London for U.K. Honors in 2025

The Newport Beach Film Festival will return to London Feb

Published Time: 05.06.2024 - 12:31:30 Modified Time: 05.06.2024 - 12:31:30

The Newport Beach Film Festival will return to London Feb. 13 2025 for its U.K. Honors, recognizing outstanding work by British and Irish actors across film and television. The U.K. Honors will take place at Raffles London at The OWO in partnership with Variety, which will unveil Variety’s 10 Brits during the event, highlighting the best-emerging talent across the industry.

“For a quarter century the Newport Beach Film Festival has celebrated the incredible talent both in front of and behind the camera coming from the U.K. and Ireland,” said Gregg Schwenk, CEO and co-founder of the Newport Beach Film Festival. “We are extremely excited to be back in London and Raffles is a perfect location to spotlight these amazing artists.”

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The categories for the U.K. honors include “Breakout,” which highlights early-career performances, “Artists of Distinction,” which celebrates captivating performances from a wide range of roles, and the “Icon Award,” which is the highest accolade of the event and honors a significant and impactful body of work.

In 2023 Letitia Wright, Gemma Chan, Taron Egerton, Naomi Ackie, Paul Mescal and Toby Jones were named “Artists of D -

istinction.” Micheal Ward, Dafne Keen, Lydia West, Nicola Coughlan, and Aimee Lou-Wood were recognized as “Breakout” honourees. Acclaimed actor Bill Nighy received the Icon Award.

Variety’s annual 10 Brits to Watch has been running since 2013 and honors artists across all entertainment media. 2023’s honorees included. Yasmin Finney, India Amarteifio, Leo Woodall, Bella Ramsey, Benjamin Caron, Dolly Alderton, Frankie Corio, Jenn Nkiru, Jonah Hauer-King and Ripley Parker.

“Variety is excited to return for the U.K. Honours and present its new class of exciting up-and-comers,” said Jenelle Riley, deputy awards and features editor for Variety. “The impact of the U.K. creative community can be felt in every corner of the entertainment arts, and we can’t wait to tell the world about our new 10 to Watch honorees from film, television, music, and theater.”

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