Rebel Wilson to host the 2022 Bafta Film Awards | News

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Australian actress Rebel Wilson will host the 75th British Academy Film Awards on Sunday March 13 from London’s Royal Albert Hall.

The ceremony will be broadcast on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. This will be Wilson’s first time hosting the event; she has already presented individual awards at the show, including during the 2020 edition.

Bafta expects the ceremony to take place as an in-person event, with 100% audience capacity at the Royal Albert Hall, Screen confirmed.

“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 joked. “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 will just be there to hang out with Dame Judi Dench and together we will both try to bond with Daniel Craig. And yes, I mean “link”. This show will be a celebration of the anniversary of some important British film franchises such as HARRY POTTER and not such as CATS. Everyone will love it, I’m sure! See you guys in March!

“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,” said Amanda Berry, CEO by Bafta.

Last year’s ceremony was hosted remotely by Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary.

The Bafta long lists were announced on Wednesday, with West Side Story and Don’t look up securing the most places with 15 each.

Nominations for the Rising Star Award will be announced on February 1, with full nominations on February 3.

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