In a statement, he said, "Ben Stiller is a master of comedy who, just like the legendary filmmaker for whom this award is named, embodies the remarkable multi-hyphenate talents of actor, writer, director and producer."
Film credits of Stiller includes "There's Something About Mary" and "Tropic Thunder."
It was only last year that this award was given. The first recipient was "Hot in Cleveland" star Betty White. This year's Britannia Awards will be hosted by Alan Cumming on November 30th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.