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Frankie Ward announced as host of the 2023 BAFTA Games Awards

1 March 2023
Event: BAFTA Games AwardsDate: Thursday 30 March 2023Venue: Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd., London, U.K. Host: Frankie Ward, Julia Hardy & TBC-Area: Digital Assets & Campaign©Matt Lacey

Awards and nominations announcement to be livestreamed exclusively on

  • Games and esports host Frankie Ward to host BAFTA Games Awards ceremony
  • BAFTA Games Awards to be livestreamed exclusively on Twitch on Thursday 30 March from 18.50 BST
  • Nominations to be livestreamed exclusively on Twitch tomorrow, Thursday 2 March at 14.00 GMT -

BAFTA today announces Frankie Ward as host of this year’s BAFTA Games Awards, the world’s most prestigious annual celebration of excellence and creative achievement in games.

Frankie Ward, the acclaimed presenter and host of top esports tournaments for major titles including CS:GO and League of Legends, as well as E4's GameMaster, will host the ceremony that takes place on Thursday 30 March at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank, London and will be livestreamed exclusively on BAFTA’s Twitch channel. The hosts of the livestream show will be announced in the coming weeks.

Julia Hardy will host tomorrow’s nominations announcement and a panel discussion with top Twitch streamers Tubbo, CaptainPuffy, Leahviathan and Sharese on Thursday 2 March 2023 at 14.00 GMT, also livestreamed exclusively on BAFTA’s Twitch.

Jane Millichip, CEO of BAFTA, said “The BAFTA Games Awards celebrate the craft, creativity and storytelling of games. With Frankie Ward’s knowledge and passion for games, she’s the perfect host for our ceremony. Anticipation is building for our announcement of the nominations tomorrow, and we can’t wait to welcome everyone to our ceremony to celebrate a great year in craft and storytelling.”

Frankie Ward, Awards Ceremony host, said: “I can't believe I get the honour of being part of the awards this year, and I'm currently having to practice how to be calm in conversations with the amazing people whose work I've been raving about for the past year. (Yes, I'm scared I'm going to geek out, so thanks to BAFTA for having faith in me to helm proceedings. Let's face it, the nominees are probably safer with me on stage where I have to behave myself.) Video games are entertainment's best medium for connection, and I'm so excited to celebrate the people who bring the world together with their creative and technical achievements in gaming.


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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).