Nigel Lythgoe: Betty White Got Cheeky with Me at the Britannia Awards
For the first time ever, the Britannia Awards will be broadcast in the United States, on TV Guide Network, and BAFTA Los Angeles Chairman Nigel Lythgoe says viewers are in for a night of off-the-cuff comedy.
Hosted by British comedian Stephen Fry, the ceremony honors those who have made an outstanding contribution to the entertainment industry in the U.S. and Great Britain. Because the honorees already know they're getting an award, the atmosphere is much more relaxed, Lythgoe says.
The So You Think You Can Dance and American Idol executive producer says it's so comfortable, Betty White even made a pass at him at this year's event.
TVGuide.com: This is the first time the Britannia Awards have aired in the United States. As chairman, are you proud to be able to share this with America? Nigel Lythgoe: Absolutely. It's been wonderful for a couple of years and very frustrating that it hasn't been on in America. Last year, Ben Stiller's speech was one of the funniest things I've ever seen. The rest of the world got to see it and we didn't here in America. It seemed crazy, so I'm delighted that...
Sat, Nov 6, 2010