The Pitch Perfect star is cast to host this year’s BAFTA Awards in March as per the scheduled event.
The Australian actor stole the show back in 2020 with her witty yet comical speech when she was presenting the award for best director. At that moment she mentioned prince Andrew, Coronavirus, the movie “Cats”, and the lack of women being nominated in the category of best directors.
Last year’s ceremony opted for a semi-virtual event, it was hosted by two British presenters Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary.
The Australian actress said “I am very honored to be hosting the EE British Academy Films Awards in March, when Covid will no longer exist because it will clearly have been canceled by then, It’s going to be so much fun! I don’t wanna put any pressure on this- I know that 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 particular medical condition where I can’t sweat…. or cause offense to people because of my adorable accent.”
She further continued, “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 films franchise such as ‘Harry Potter and not such as ‘Cats’. Everybody’s going to love it, I’m sure! See you guys in March!”
Nominations for the Awards will be announced on February 3 and its in-person ceremony will take place on Sunday, March 13 at the Royal Albert Hall. It will be broadcast on many TV channels including BBC One, BBC One HD, and BBC iPlayer.
The Chief executive of The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Amanda Berry said “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, we’re hugely excited to see her bring her fantastic charisma and humor to the whole show as we celebrate the very best in films. We would like to thank Edith Bowman or 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.”
Many big names in movies will be competing against each other. On Thursday 13 Jan, it is declared that the Critics Choice Awards will be happening on the same day. As it has been postponed from their original January date due to Covid-surge.
Thanks For Reading!!!