Australian actress Rebel Wilson has been named as host of the 2022 BAFTA Film Awards, which will take place in person on March 13, 2022.
The ceremony, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London, will be broadcast on BBC One and iPlayer.
Wilson succeeds Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary, who hosted last year’s semi-virtual edition.
The actress had already brought down the BAFTA house in 2020 with this speech:
BAFTA nominations will be announced on February 3. The long lists were published this week.
Yesterday, the Critics’ Choice Awards confirmed that due to TV programming they will switch to the same date as BAFTA, a potentially thorny issue for talent nominated at both awards.
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“I am very honored to host the EE British Academy Film Awards in March, where Covid will no longer exist as it will clearly have been canceled by then. It’s going to be so much fun! I don’t want to put pressure on this – i know i am not going to be funny because i am no longer fat.
“And besides, I’m not going to ‘sweat her’ with my nerves because I have a particular health condition where I can’t sweat … or offend people with my adorable Australian accent. So, basically I’m just going to be there to hang out with Dame Judi Dench and together we’ll both try to bond with Daniel Craig. And yes, I mean “bond.” This show will be a birthday celebration. of some major British film franchises such as ‘Harry Potter’ and not like ‘Cats.’ Everyone will love it I’m sure! See you in March, “said Rebel Wilson.
Amanda Berry OBE, Managing Director of BAFTA, added: “We are delighted to welcome Rebel Wilson as this year’s host of the EE British Academy Film Awards. Rebel has stolen the show at several previous Film Awards, and we’re extremely happy to see her bring her fantastic charisma and humor to the whole show as we celebrate the best in cinema. “