Rebel Wilson Set to Host BAFTA Awards

Rebel Wilson will host the BAFTA Awards in March.

The “Pitch Perfect” actor stole the present on the ceremony in 2020 with a gag-filled speech whereas presenting the award for greatest director throughout which she managed to say Prince Harry, Prince Andrew, coronavirus (then nonetheless however a conceptual risk), the shortage of swag luggage, “Cats” (by which she starred) and the shortage of girls nominated for greatest director.

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Last yr’s awards passed off semi-virtually and have been hosted by British presenters Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary.

“I look at the exceptional, daring talent nominated in this category and I don’t think I could do what they do,” Wilson mentioned of the all-male nominees. “Honestly, I just don’t have the balls.”

Given every little thing that has occurred since February 2020 – together with Prince Andrew successfully being fired as a royal and naturally the worldwide pandemic – she is going to little doubt have loads of materials for the occasion, which Prince William normally attends in his function as president.

“I am very honoured 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,” mentioned Wilson. “It’s going to be so much fun! I don’t wanna put any pressure on this – I know I’m not going to be funny because I am no longer fat. And besides, I’m not going to ‘sweat-it’ with nerves because I have a peculiar medical condition where I can’t sweat…or cause offense to people because of my adorable Australian accent.”

“So basically I’ll just be there to hang out with Dame Judi Dench and together we’ll both try and bond with Daniel Craig. And yes, I do mean ‘bond’. This show will be an anniversary celebration of some important British film franchises such as ‘Harry Potter’ and not such as ‘Cats.’ Everybody’s going to love it, I’m sure! See you guys in March!”

Amanda Berry, chief government 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 hugely excited to see her bring her fantastic charisma and humour to the whole show as we celebrate the very best in film.”

“We would also like to thank Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary who did a truly wonderful job hosting last year’s ceremony in exceptionally challenging circumstances and we look forward to working with them again in the future.”

BAFTA’s longlists of movies competing within the awards was launched on Wednesday, with “No Time to Die,” “West Side Story” and “Don’t Look Up” amongst these that can doubtlessly be honored on the ceremony.

Nominations might be revealed on Feb. three and the in-person ceremony will happen on Sunday March 13 on the Royal Albert Hall. It might be broadcast on BBC One, BBC One HD and BBC iPlayer.

On Thursday it was introduced that the Critics Choice Awards can be shifting to the identical day, pushed backwards from their authentic January date because of the surge in COVID-19.

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