Rebel Wilson, an Australian actress, has been announced as the host of the 2022 BAFTA Film Awards, which will be held in London on March 13, 2022. The event, which will take place at the Royal Albert Hall in London, will be broadcast on BBC One and iPlayer.
Wilson succeeds Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary, who presented the semi-virtual edition last year. “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.
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,” said Rebel Wilson.
BAFTA’s Chief Executive, Amanda Berry OBE, added: “We are delighted to welcome Rebel Wilson as the host of the EE British Academy Film Awards this year. Rebel has wowed audiences at previous Film Awards, and we’re looking forward to seeing her incredible charisma and to the whole show as we celebrate the best in cinema.”