Insurgent Wilson will host the BAFTA Awards in March.
The “Pitch Excellent” actor stole the present on the ceremony in 2020 with a gag-filled speech whereas presenting the award for greatest director throughout which she managed to say Prince Harry, Prince Andrew, coronavirus (then nonetheless however a conceptual menace), the dearth of swag baggage, “Cats” (wherein she starred) and the dearth of girls nominated for greatest director.
Final yr’s awards occurred semi-virtually and have been hosted by British presenters Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary.
“I have a look at the distinctive, daring expertise nominated on this class and I don’t suppose I might do what they do,” Wilson mentioned of the all-male nominees. “Actually, I simply don’t have the balls.”
Given every little thing that has occurred since February 2020 – together with Prince Andrew successfully being fired as a royal and naturally the worldwide pandemic – she is going to little question have loads of materials for the occasion, which Prince William often attends in his position as president.
“I’m very honoured to be internet hosting the EE British Academy Movie Awards in March, the place Covid will not exist as a result of it would clearly have been canceled by then,” mentioned Wilson. “It’s going to be a lot enjoyable! I don’t wanna put any strain on this – I do know I’m not going to be humorous as a result of I’m not fats. And apart from, I’m not going to ‘sweat-it’ with nerves as a result of I’ve a peculiar medical situation the place I can’t sweat…or trigger offense to folks due to my cute Australian accent.”
“So mainly I’ll simply be there to hang around with Dame Judi Dench and collectively we’ll each attempt to bond with Daniel Craig. And sure, I do imply ‘bond’. This present will probably be an anniversary celebration of some necessary British movie franchises similar to ‘Harry Potter’ and never similar to ‘Cats.’ All people’s going to find it irresistible, I’m positive! See you guys in March!”
Amanda Berry, chief government of BAFTA added: “We’re delighted to welcome Insurgent Wilson as this yr’s host of the EE British Academy Movie Awards. Insurgent has stolen the present at a number of earlier Movie Awards, and we’re massively excited to see her carry her improbable charisma and humour to the entire present as we have fun the perfect in movie.”
“We might additionally wish to thank Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary who did a really great job internet hosting final yr’s ceremony in exceptionally difficult circumstances and we look ahead to working with them once more sooner or later.”
BAFTA’s longlists of movies competing within the awards was launched on Wednesday, with “No Time to Die,” “West Aspect Story” and “Don’t Look Up” amongst these that can doubtlessly be honored on the ceremony.
Nominations will probably be revealed on Feb. 3 and the in-person ceremony will happen on Sunday March 13 on the Royal Albert Corridor. Will probably be broadcast on BBC One, BBC One HD and BBC iPlayer.
On Thursday it was introduced that the Critics Selection Awards could be shifting to the identical day, pushed backwards from their authentic January date because of the surge in COVID-19.