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Attendees, music performances and categories to be broadcast LIVE unveiled ahead of this Sunday's EE BAFTA Film Awards 2023

14 February 2023
Event: Heads on Sticks Photocall for the EE BAFTA Film AwardsDate: Wednesday 13 February 2023Venue: Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, London, U.K.-Getty Images for BAFTA
  • Final four awards announced live on BBC One will be EE Rising Star, Leading Actor, Leading Actress and Best Film
  • A Special Tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be led by Dame Helen Mirren
  • This year’s Awards are set to be one of the most well attended by nominees on-record

Today, BAFTA unveils the attending nominees and presenters and special tributes for the EE BAFTA Film Awards this Sunday, celebrating the ingenuity and creativity of film, and the people who bring them to life on both sides of the screen. The EE BAFTAs will be broadcast on BBC One and BBC iPlayer from 19:00-21:00 and streamed globally.

Jane Millichip, CEO of BAFTA, said: “It is an absolute pleasure to welcome so many nominees and film industry guests to the EE BAFTA Film Awards on Sunday.  This year’s Awards are shaping up to be one of our most well attended on record, which is a ringing endorsement of the importance of British audiences to the global film industry, and BAFTA’s role in bringing these incredible films and filmmakers to public attention. BAFTA’s membership of 7500 industry experts have been voting and I can’t wait to find out which names will be read out on the night.”


Nominees confirmed to date include (in alphabetical order): Adele Romanski, Adrian Politowski, Agustina Llambi Campbell, Albrecht Schuch, Alex Bulkley, Alexander Glehr, Alexandra Milchan, Ali Jaafar, Aman Mann, Amy Jackson, Ana De Armas, Andrew Goldman, Andrew Lowe,  Angela Bassett, Austin Butler, Axel Kuschevatzky, Barry Keoghan, Baz Luhrmann, Bill Nighy, Brendan Fraser, Brendan Gleeson, Brett Morgen, Carey Mulligan, Caroline Kaplan, Cate Blanchett, Charlotte Wells, Chris Hayward, Cleona Ní Chrualaoi, Colin Farrell, Colm Bairéad, Damian Jones, Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, Danielle Deadwyler, Daryl Mcormack, David Earl, Dean Fleischer Camp, Debbie Gray, Dennis Kelly, Diane Becker, Dolly De Leon, Domee Shi, Ed Guiney, Eddie Redmayne, Edward Berger, Elena Sánchez Bellot, Elisabeth Holm, Elizabeth Karlsen, Emma Donoghue, Emma Thompson, Eric Fellner, Gail Berman, Gary Ungar, Georgia Oakley, Gina Carter, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Graham Broadbent, Guillermo Del Toro, Hélène Sifre, Hong Chau, Howard Gertler, Ian Stokell, Ina Fichman, Jack Thorne, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jim Archer, Joel Crawford, John Lyons, Jon Finn, Jonathan Wang, Katy Brand, Kazuo Ishiguro, Ke Huy Quan, Kerry Condon, Lesley Paterson, Lindsey Collins, Luke Kelly, Maia Kenworthy, Malte Grunert, Marie Kreutzer, Marie Lidén, Mark, Chappell, Mark Gustafson, Mark Swift, Martin McDonagh, Matthew Warchus, Melanie Miller, Micheal Ward, Michelle Yeoh, Nan Goldin, Odessa Rae, Oliver Hermanus, Patrick McCormick, Paul Mescal, Paul Mezey, Pete Czernin, Pippa Harris,  Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Ruben Östlund, Rupert Majendie, Sally El Hosaini, Sam Mendes, Samuel D Hunter, Santiago Mitre, Sara Dosa, Schuyler Weiss, Scott Lambert, Sebastián Lelio, Shane Boris, Stephen Woolley, Teddy Leifer, Tessa Ross, Tim Bevan, Tim Cole, Todd Field, Tom Georg, Victoria Alonso, Viola Davis.

Presenters confirmed to date include (in alphabetical order): Ana Taylor-Joy, Ariana DeBose, Brian Cox, Catherine-Zeta-Jones, Cynthia Erivo, Diego Luna, Eugene Levy, Geri Halliwell Horner, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Gwendoline Christie, Hayley Atwell, Hoyeon, Jamie Dornan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jimmy Akingbola, Jodie Turner-Smith, Julianne Moore, Lily James, Martin Freeman, Matthew Modine, Paapa Essiedu, Rami Malek, Regé Jean Page, Rita Wilson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Shazad Latif, Sir Patrick Stewart, Sophie Turner, Taron Egerton, Taylor Russell, Toheeb Jimoh, Troy Kotsur.

Last year’s EE Rising Star Award winner Lashana Lynch returns to present the award to this year’s winner. The nominees are Aimee Lou Wood, Daryl McCormack, Emma Mackey, Naomi Ackie and Sheila Atim. It is the only award voted for by the British public and is presented annually to a performer who has demonstrated exceptional talent early in their careers.

LIVE broadcast categories and Special Tributes

  • For the first time, the final four category winners will be announced live on BBC One, enabling audiences at home to be part of the excitement as it happens. The four categories (revealed today) will be, EE Rising Star, Leading Actor, Leading Actress and Best Film.
  • A tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is to be led by BAFTA Fellow Dame Helen Mirren. The Queen occupies a unique place in BAFTA’s history, a close association that spanned 50 years. Through her various patronages, The Queen was renowned for her support of the UK’s creative industries. Further information regarding BAFTA’s long-standing relationship with The Queen can be found here.
  • This year’s BAFTA Fellowship will be awarded to costume designer Sandy Powell. It is the highest accolade bestowed by BAFTA upon an individual in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film, games or television. As previously announced here.

As previously announced, Mercury Prize-winning artist Little Simz will take to the Royal Festival Hall’s stage during the ceremony to perform a track from her album “NO THANK YOU”. The pioneering Hip Hop artist and actress who starred in Top Boy and has collected MOBO, Ivor Novello and BRIT awards. 

Richard E. Grant will host the ceremony, and Alison Hammond will host a new BAFTA Studio overlooking the Thames from the Royal Festival Hall – in an expanded broadcast format to give viewers at home an Access-All-Areas experience. The legendary red carpet will be hosted by film critic Ali Plumb and presenter Vick Hope on @BAFTA giving audiences an exclusive front row seat to the arrivals.

The EE BAFTA Film Awards will take place at London’s Royal Festival Hall and will be broadcast on BBC One and BBC iPlayer at 7:00pm GMT on Sunday 19 February, and will stream globally.


Supporting photography of attendees (‘head on sticks’ photocall) can be found on BAFTAs Third Light page here


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Notes to Editors  

  • A selection of imagery can be found on BAFTA’s Third Light website here
  • More on this year’s hosts is here
  • Details of the refreshed format are here
  • View the full list of nominations here

International Broadcasters 

  • BBC Australia – Australia (non-exclusive streaming and non-exclusive SVOD rights with Britbox in Australia only), New Zealand 
  • Britbox – USA (and American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Australia (non-exclusive streaming and non-exclusive SVOD rights with BBC Australia), Canada, South Africa, Denmark, Finland, Norway & Sweden (and Greenland, Åland, Jan Mayen and Svalbard)
  • Canal+ – France, (French Guiana, French Polynesia, Mayotte, Reunion, Guadeloupe, Martinique, New Caledonia, St. Pierre & Miquelon, Wallis & Futuna Islands and French Antarctica), French speaking Switzerland, Monaco, Andorra, French speaking Belgium, Luxembourg
  • Lionsgate India – India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Philippines, Indonesia
  • Nova – Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria  
  • Turner – Spain and Andorra              
  • Astro/ PRIMEtime – Malaysia and Brunei  


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 BAFTA is a registered charity (no. 216726).

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