Comedian Rebel Wilson, who most recently starred in Jojo Rabbit and Cats, will host the 2022 BAFTA Awards.
The BAFTA Awards ceremony is making an in-person return this year after being completely virtual in 2021. Variety reports that Rebel Wilson has been chosen to host, so this year’s proceedings are sure to be memorable. She is not new to the prestigious awards ceremony, having presented the award for best director in 2020, during which she managed to crack jokes about coronavirus (before the first lockdown had even happened), Prince Andrew, and Prince Harry.
There has been a two year gap between in-person ceremonies, and an insane amount of political and pandemic-related things have happened in that time. This is sure to provide Wilson with plenty of comedic material this time around.
Chief executive of BAFTA, Amanda Berry, has said that the organisation is “delighted” at Wilson’s return to the ceremony as host. Last year’s awards were presented virtually by TV presenters Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary. Berry also thanked them in her statement for presenting under such difficult circumstances.
BAFTA recently released their longlist of competitors for this year’s awards. Among the films nominated for Best Picture are No Time To Die, The Power Of The Dog, and Tick, Tick…BOOM! These are just three of 15 nominated films, but contenders in all of the categories will soon be whittled down. The second round of voting opens today, and the majority of categories will end up with five final nominees. The results of the voting will be announced on Thursday 3rd February ahead of the awards ceremony.
The 2022 BAFTA Awards will be held on Sunday 13th March.
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