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Alan Cumming Returns to Host the Britannia Awards: "It Keeps Me on My Toes"

Alan Cumming is a perfect choice to host the 2011 Britannia Awards (Sunday at 8/7c on TV Guide Network). I mean, the man won a Tony Award for playing an emcee (for Cabaret in 1998)! Plus, the Scottish actor has other skills relevant to the gig — just ask him. "I'm a little bit cheeky and a little bit mischievous," he says. "I'm quite good on my feet."

It's a good thing too, because Cumming's packed schedule — including his ongoing gig on The Good Wife, which shoots in New York — made it difficult to find time to fly to Los Angeles to host the show, let alone prepare what he will say. "It kind of keeps me on my toes and kind of feels like doing theater without having to do a play for six months," he says. "I have no script yet, but I enjoy the last minute-ness of it."

Check out red carpet arrivals from the 2011 Britannia Awards

Cumming promises that he won't be nearly as controversial as that other biting awards show host from across the pond. "I think it's a Scottish thing to...  Read Full Article

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Free | BBC America Aired: 11/12/2013

Watch Judd Apatow riff on friend and honoree Sacha Baron Cohen, winner of the Charlie Chaplin Award for Excellence in Comedy at the 2013 BAFTA LA Jaguar Britannia Awards!

Free | BBC America Aired: 11/11/2013

Watch 2013 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Humanitarian Award honoree Idris Elba reminisce about one of his most memorable auditions as a young, aspiring actor.

Free | BBC America Aired: 11/11/2013

2013 BAFTA LA Jaguar Britannia Awards presenter Julia Roberts honors her friend George Clooney with a note from Meryl Streep.

Free | BBC America Aired: 11/9/2013

Watch honoree George Clooney reminiscing about his worst job ever as he accepts the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film from Julia Roberts at the BAFTA LA Jaguar Britannia Awards!

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Alan Cumming Returns to Host the Britannia Awards: "It Keeps Me on My Toes"

Alan Cumming is a perfect choice to host the 2011 Britannia Awards (Sunday at 8/7c on TV Guide Network). I mean, the man won a Tony Award for playing an emcee (for Cabaret in 1998)! Plus, the Scottish actor has other skills relevant to the gig — just ask him. "I'm a little bit cheeky and a little bit mischievous," he says. "I'm quite good on my feet."

It's a good thing too, because Cumming's packed schedule — including his ongoing gig on The Good Wife, which shoots in New York — made it difficult to find time to fly to Los Angeles to host the show, let alone prepare what he will say. "It kind of keeps me on my toes and kind of feels like doing theater without having to do a play for six months," he says. "I have no script yet, but I enjoy the last minute-ness of it."

Check out red carpet arrivals from the 2011 Britannia Awards

Cumming promises that he won't be nearly as controversial as that other biting awards show host from across the pond. "I think it's a Scottish thing to... read more

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Premise: Alan Cumming hosts BAFTA's 2011 Los Angeles awards show. Honorees include Warren Beatty; Helena Bonham Carter; John Lasseter; Ben Stiller; and David Yates.

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