Rise up Wilson will host the BAFTA Awards in March.
The Pitch Absolute best actor stole the display on the rite in 2020 with a gag-filled speech whilst presenting the award for absolute best director all over which she controlled to say Prince Harry, Prince Andrew, coronavirus (then nonetheless however a conceptual danger), the loss of swag baggage, Cats (wherein she starred) and the loss of ladies nominated for absolute best director.
Ultimate 12 months’s awards happened semi-virtually and have been hosted via British presenters Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary.
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“I have a look at the phenomenal, bold ability nominated on this class and I do not believe I may do what they do,” Wilson stated of the all-male nominees. “In truth, I simply do not need the balls.”
Given the whole lot that has came about since February 2020 – together with Prince Andrew successfully being fired as a royal and naturally the worldwide pandemic – she’s going to unquestionably have a variety of subject matter for the development, which Prince William in most cases attends in his position as president.
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“I’m very honoured to be web hosting the EE British Academy Movie Awards in March, the place COVID will now not exist as a result of it is going to obviously were cancelled via then,” stated Wilson.
“It’ll be such a lot a laugh! I do not wanna put any drive in this – I do know I am not going to be humorous as a result of I’m now not fats. And but even so, I am not going to ‘sweat-it’ with nerves as a result of I’ve a bizarre scientific situation the place I will’t sweat…or purpose offence to other people on account of my lovable Australian accessory.”
“So mainly I’m going to simply be there to hang around with Dame Judi Dench and in combination we’re going to each attempt to bond with Daniel Craig. And sure, I do imply ‘bond’. This display will probably be an anniversary party of a few vital British movie franchises similar to Harry Potter and now not similar to Cats. Everyone’s going to find it irresistible, I am certain! See you guys in March!”
Amanda Berry, leader govt of BAFTA added: “We’re extremely joyful to welcome Rise up Wilson as this 12 months’s host of the EE British Academy Movie Awards. Rise up has stolen the display at a number of earlier Movie Awards, and we are massively excited to look her carry her implausible aura and humour to the entire display as we have a good time the perfect in movie.”
“We’d additionally love to thank Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary who did a in reality superb task web hosting closing 12 months’s rite in exceptionally difficult instances and we look ahead to running with them once more sooner or later.”
BAFTA’s longlists of flicks competing within the awards was once launched on Wednesday, with No Time to Die, West Aspect Tale and Do not Glance Up amongst the ones that may probably be honoured on the rite.
Nominations will probably be published on February 3 and the in-person rite will happen on Sunday March 13 on the Royal Albert Corridor. It is going to be broadcast on BBC One, BBC One HD and BBC iPlayer.
On Thursday it was once introduced that the Critics Selection Awards can be transferring to the similar day, driven backwards from their unique January date because of the surge in COVID-19.
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