Ben Stiller and Helena Bonham Carter were just some of the stars honored at the annual BAFTA Britannia Awards, held in Beverly Hills on Wednesday night.

Stiller was praised for his Excellence in Comedy Chaplin Award by presenter and pal Robert Downey Jr., as host Alan Cumming filled the evening with jokes.

We make the Oscars look downright slutty, Cumming said at one point.

It's important to get and give awards and to strive to win awards . . . I feel as long as people are giving awards or getting awards, for human interaction, it just helps people, Stiller told Entertainment Tonight.

Helen Mirren honored Bonham Carter with the British Artist of the Year award, while Warren Beatty won the Stanley Kubrick Award for Excellence in Film.

Director David Yates, who has made the last four Harry Potter films, took home the John Schlesinger Award for Excellence in Directing. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 is currently the third highest grossing film of all time, making more than $1.3 billion at the box office (Avatar and Titanic remain at numbers one and two).

Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter was honored by Robin Williams, who presented the Albert R. Broccoli Award for Worldwide Contribution to Filmed Entertainment.

Unlike the awards and chapters in London, the BAFTA Britannia Awards honor individuals, rather than films and TV programs. Past winners have included Jeff Bridges, Robert De Niro, Sidney Poitier and Tom Hanks.

Scroll down for photos of Ben Stiller, Helena Bonham Carter and other stars at the 2011 BAFTA Britannia Awards.

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