BAFTA Awards 2022: Rebel Wilson is preparing to organize the ceremony

Rebel Wilson will host the BAFTA Awards in March.

the Perfect the actor stole the show at the ceremony in 2020 with a gag-filled speech while presenting the Best Director award during which she managed to mention Prince Harry, Prince Andrew, coronavirus (then still but a conceptual threat), the lack of goody bags, Cats (in which she starred) and the lack of women nominated for Best Director.

Last year’s awards took place semi-virtually and were moderated by UK presenters Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary.

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Rebel Wilson has been announced as the host of the 2022 BAFTA Awards, Britain’s equivalent of the Oscars, after a stage-stealing moment at the 2020 ceremony (YouTube/BBC)

“I look at the exceptional, bold talent nominated in this category and I don’t think I could do what they do,” Wilson said of the all-male nominees. “Honestly, I just don’t have the balls.”

Considering everything that’s happened since February 2020 – including the fact that Prince Andrew was fired as a royal and of course the global pandemic – she will no doubt have plenty of material for the event, to which Prince William usually assists in his role as chairman.

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“I am very honored to be hosting the EE British Academy Film Awards in March, where COVID will no longer exist as it will clearly have been canceled by then,” Wilson said.

“It’s going to be so much fun! I don’t want to put any pressure on it – I know I’m not going to be funny because I’m not fat anymore. And besides, I’m not going to ‘sweat-it’ with nerves because I have a particular medical condition where I can’t sweat…or offend people because of my adorable Aussie accent.”

“So basically I’ll just be there to hang out with Dame Judi Dench and together we’ll both try to bond with Daniel Craig. And yes, I mean ‘bonding’. This show will be a celebration of anniversary of some important British film franchises such as Harry Potter and not like Cats. Everyone will love it, I’m sure! See you guys in March!”

Amanda Berry, Managing Director of BAFTA, added: “We are delighted to welcome Rebel Wilson as host of this year’s EE British Academy Film Awards. Rebel has stolen the show at several previous Film Awards, and we are extremely thrilled to see her bring her fantastic charisma and humor to the whole show as we celebrate the best in cinema.”

“We would also like to thank Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary who did a truly wonderful job organizing last year’s ceremony under exceptionally difficult circumstances and we look forward to working with them again in the future.”

Rebel Wilson arrives at the EE British Academy Film Awards 2020 at Royal Albert Hall on February 2, 2020 in London, England.
The actress jokes that she puts no pressure on herself by making jokes about her weight loss, leaving her with no sense of humor (Getty)

The long list of films in competition at the BAFTAs was released on Wednesday, with no time to die, West Side Story and Don’t look up among those who will potentially be honored at the ceremony.

The nominations will be revealed on February 3 and the in-person ceremony will take place on Sunday March 13 at the Royal Albert Hall. It will be shown on BBC One, BBC One HD and BBC iPlayer.

On Thursday, it was announced that the Critics Choice Awards would move to the same day, pushed back from their original January date due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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