- Richard E. Grant will host the ceremony and Alison Hammond will host a new BAFTA Studio from the Royal Festival Hall as part of an expanded show format for 2023
- Ali Plumb and Vick Hope will welcome audiences from BAFTA’s legendary red carpet
- Show to air on 19 February 2023 on BBC One and BBC iPlayer from 19:00-21:00 (GMT)
BAFTA today announces a stellar line-up of ceremony and red carpet hosts for this year’s 2023 EE BAFTA Film Awards, offering audiences an unmissable night of entertainment, celebrating this year’s best films and the creative talent that bring them to life.
Award-winning actor, presenter and author Richard E. Grant will host the ceremony, with presenter Alison Hammond hosting a new BAFTA Studio to give viewers at home an Access-All-Areas experience of one of the biggest nights in film as it unfolds in the Royal Festival Hall. Film critic Ali Plumb and presenter Vick Hope will take over BAFTA’s legendary red carpet. The EE BAFTAs will be broadcast on BBC One, BBC iPlayer and syndicated globally from the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall in the heart of London on 19 February. This year’s nominated films and talent will be unveiled this Thursday 19 January.
Jane Millichip, Chief Executive of BAFTA said: “We are blessed to have a fantastic line-up of hosts for our 2023 EE BAFTA Film Awards, all of whom exude wit, charm and warmth. I can’t wait to see Richard E. Grant take to the stage. Much-loved by our audience at home, Richard also commands huge respect from his industry peers. And I can’t think of anyone better to complement Richard’s razor-sharp wit, and to helm our brand new BAFTA Studio, than Alison Hammond, with her brilliantly entertaining and candid interview style. On the red carpet, Ali Plumb and Vick Hope are masters at capturing the excitement and anticipation in the build-up to the ceremony. The EE BAFTA Film Awards are at the heart of BAFTA’s mission to recognise exceptional storytelling and the immensely talented people who bring those stories to the big screen, inspiring both audiences and future filmmakers alike.”
Richard E. Grant, said: “I feel hugely privileged to be hosting the EE BAFTAs for the first time and the opportunity to celebrate the very best of the extraordinary range of this year’s films.”
Alison Hammond, said: “I'm so excited to be hosting at this year's EE BAFTA Film Awards with THE Richard E. Grant. We're going to have a lot of fun bringing the glitz and glam of backstage to everyone watching at home around the world. From hanging out with the stars to celebrating the biggest night for cinema, and joining the discussions with film fans, get ready for good vibes only!"
For the first time, the ceremony will culminate in a live broadcast to reveal the final four category winners, enabling audiences at home to experience the nominee and winners’ reactions in real-time. Details of the broadcast format previously announced can be found here.
Also announced today as completing this year’s EE BAFTA Film Awards presenting team are broadcasters Vick Hope and Ali Plumb as the co-hosts of BAFTA’s red carpet show which will be streamed live across BAFTA’s social channels @BAFTA, featuring interviews with nominees and other special guests giving audiences an front row seat to the red carpet arrivals.
Ali Plumb, said: “I cannot wait for this year’s EE BAFTA Film Awards and to celebrate an outstanding year of films and am thrilled to be hosting the red carpet show alongside my friend Vick Hope where we will interview the many brilliant nominees.”
Vick Hope, said: “I am honoured to be at this year’s EE BAFTA Film Awards and working with the brilliant Ali Plumb on the biggest red carpet of the film calendar. I know we’re going to have a lot of fun bringing the glamour and anticipation of the arriving nominees to everyone watching around the world.”
Ali and Vick will also host a takeover of @BAFTA social channels following the nominations being revealed for the EE BAFTA Film Awards. The nominations will be announced via a global livestream hosted by actors Hayley Atwell and Toheeb Jimoh on Thursday 19 January at 12-midday (GMT), from the arts charity’s newly redeveloped HQ at 195 Piccadilly, London, following the EE Rising Star nominations on Tuesday 17 January. Follow the action via #EEBAFTAs.
Host portraits and a selection of wider imagery relating to the EE BAFTAs can be found on BAFTA’s Third Light website here
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Notes to Editors
- A selection of imagery can be found on BAFTA’s Third Light website here
- Details of the refreshed format can be found here
- Longlists for all 24 categories of the EE BAFTA Film Awards, are published here
- Further background on the voting process can be found here
BAFTA – the British Academy of Film and Television Arts - is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally. Through its Awards ceremonies and year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – which includes workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia – BAFTA identifies and celebrates excellence, discovers, inspires and nurtures new talent, and enables learning and creative collaboration. For more, visit www.bafta.org. BAFTA is a registered charity (no. 216726).
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