rebel wilson will house the Bafta awards in March.
The Perfect tone the actor stole the show at the ceremony in 2020 with a speech full of gags at the delivery of the award for best direction in which he managed to mention Prince Harry, Prince Andrew, coronavirus (it was still a conceptual threat then), the lack of goodie bags, cats (which she starred in) and the lack of female nominees for best direction.
Last year’s awards were held semi-virtually and were hosted by UK presenters Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary.
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“I see the exceptional and fearless talent nominated in this category and I don’t think I can do what they do,” Wilson said of the all-male nominees. “Honestly, I just don’t have the balls.”
Given everything that has happened since February 2020, including Prince Andrew being sacked as a royal and, of course, the global pandemic, he will no doubt have plenty of material for the event, which Prince William regularly attends in his role. of president.
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“I am very honored to be hosting the EE British Academy Film Awards in March, where COVID will no longer exist because it will clearly have been canceled by then,” Wilson said.
“It’s going to be so much fun! I don’t want to put any pressure on this, I know I’m not going to be funny because I’m not fat anymore. And besides, I’m not going to ‘sweat it’.” ‘ nervous because I have a peculiar medical condition where I can’t break a sweat…or offend people because of my adorable Aussie accent.”
“So basically I’ll be there to hang out with Dame Judi Dench and together we’ll try to bond with Daniel Craig. And yes, I do mean ‘bond.’ This show will be an anniversary celebration of some major movie franchises like Harry Potter and not like cats. Everyone will love it, I’m sure! See you in March!”
Amanda Berry, Executive Director of BAFTA added: “We are delighted to welcome Rebel Wilson as the presenter of this year’s EE British Academy Film Awards. Rebel has stolen the limelight at several previous Film Awards, and we are very excited to see her bring his fantastic charisma and humor to the entire show as we celebrate the best in cinema.”
“We would also like to thank Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary who did a truly wonderful job organizing last year’s ceremony under exceptionally challenging circumstances and we look forward to working with them again in the future.”
BAFTA’s long list of films competing for the awards was unveiled on Wednesday, with no time to die, West Side Story Y don’t look up among those potentially honored at the ceremony.
Nominations will be announced on February 3 and the in-person ceremony will take place on Sunday March 13 at the Royal Albert Hall. It will air on BBC One, BBC One HD and BBC iPlayer.
It was announced on Thursday that the Critics Choice Awards would be moved to the same day, delayed from its original January date due to the rise of COVID-19.