Andy Serkis will receive the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award at the 73rd EE British Academy Film Awards ceremony.
The bronze masks are being made at a west London foundry ahead of this year's awards show, which is being held in less than two weeks.
Last week in an email to BAFTA voters, chief executive Amanda Berry called the lack of diversity in this year's nominees 'frustrating and deeply disappointing'.
This year's Baftas feature an all-white list of acting nominees and there are no female directors up for an award.
While Margot Robbie has received two nominations in the same category, it's been noted actors of colour have been overlooked completely.
The cinema chain Cineworld has withdrawn its support from BAFTA, following wins for the streaming movie Roma at this year's awards.
Joanna Lumley may be something of a national treasure, but whoever was writing her jokes as she presented last night’s BAFTAs truly and wholly let the side down. It seemed to imply that Hart’s downfall had something to do with Twitter. Steve Coogan was seen visibly flinching as the gags landed with thump and after thump.
Rami Malek has won the leading actor prize at the BAFTAs for Bohemian Rhapsody. Malek plays iconic British rocker Freddie Mercury in the film, which charts his life and pop career with Queen. Malek said: “This is truly extraordinary.
The accolades continue to roll in for 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and, by default, controversial director Bryan Singer.