Rebel Wilson Set to Host BAFTA Awards

Rebel Wilson will host the BAFTA Awards in March.

The “Pitch Perfect” actor will no doubt have plenty of material for the event, which Prince William usually attends in his role as president.

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 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.

BAFTA’s longlist of films competing in the awards was released on Wednesday, with “No Time to Die,” “West Side Story” and “Don’t Look Up” among those that will be honored at the ceremony.

Nominations will be revealed on Feb. 3 and the ceremony will take place on Sunday March 13 at the Royal Albert Hall.


It will be broadcast on BBC One, BBC One HD and BBC iPlayer.