BAFTA has announced today that Rebel Wilson will host the 75th EE British Academy Film Awards on Sunday 13th March 2022.
The ceremony, celebrating the very best of British and international film talent, will be returning to London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall, and broadcast on BBC One, BBC One HD and BBC iPlayer.
Rebel Wilson said: “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!”
Amanda Berry OBE, Chief Executive of BAFTA 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, 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.”
Multi Award winning actress, writer and producer Rebel Wilson will make her debut as the host of the EE British Academy Film Awards this March. Rebel Wilson has a Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Arts (Theatre and Film) double degree from the University of New South Wales. Rebel’s career started on the Sydney stages where she often wrote and produced her own work. This led to various television shows in Australia where she quickly became the most prominent female voice in Australian comedy. In 2010 Rebel moved to the US with her role in the cult classic BRIDESMAIDS. Rebel is perhaps most known internationally for playing the role of FAT AMY in the PITCH PERFECT trilogy, which are the highest grossing musical comedy films of all time. Rebel’s other feature credits include the Academy Award winning JOJO RABBIT, ISN’T IT ROMANTIC, HOW TO BE SINGLE, THE HUSTLE – and in 2022 will be seen in the upcoming cheerleading comedy SENIOR YEAR and drama THE ALMOND AND THE SEAHORSE with Charlotte Gainsbourg based on the West End stage play.
As previously announced, nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards will be revealed on 3rd February 2022, following the EE Rising Star nominations on 1st February 2022.