Australian star Rebel Wilson will host the 75th BAFTA Film Awards on March 13, the British Academy announced on Friday.
The ceremony, celebrating the best of British and international film talent, will return to the Royal Albert Hall in London and will be broadcast on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
“I am very honored to be hosting the EE British Academy Film Awards in March, where COVID will no longer exist as it will clearly have been canceled by then,” Wilson said. “It’s going to be so much fun!” I don’t want to put pressure on it – I know I’m not going to be funny because I’m not fat anymore. Plus, I’m not going to ‘sweat’ with nerves because I have a particular medical condition where I can’t sweat…or offend people because of my adorable Aussie accent. So basically I’ll just be there to hang out with Dame Judi Dench, and together we’ll both try to bond with Daniel Craig. And yes, I mean “link”.
She added: “This show will be a celebration of the anniversary of some important British film franchises, such as Harry Potterand no, as Cats. Everyone will love it, I’m sure!
Amanda Berry, CEO of BAFTA, said: “We are delighted to welcome Rebel Wilson as host of this year’s EE British Academy Film Awards. Rebel has stolen the show at several previous film awards, and we’re extremely excited to see her bring her fantastic charisma and humor to the entire show as we celebrate the best in cinema.
Nominations for the awards will be revealed on February 3. Last year’s hosts were Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary.
Wilson, who will make his debut as a BAFTA host, moved to the United States in 2010 after success in Australia. She became more well known with her roles in Bridesmaids and the Perfect trilogy. This year, we’ll see her in a cheerleading comedy Secondary year and drama The almond and the seahorse with Charlotte Gainsbourg.