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Stephen Fry Returns to Host the EE British Academy Film Awards

Stephen Fry will again host the EE British Academy Film Awards on 16 February 2014 at the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden.

Annual TV Lecture 2010 delivered by Stephen Fry

London, Thursday 21 November: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is delighted to announce that Stephen Fry will again host the EE British Academy Film Awards on 16 February 2014 at the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden. Last year’s BBC One show enjoyed its highest ratings since 2004 and this will be the ninth time that Fry has hosted the ceremony.

Fry said “I am really thrilled and honoured to have been asked to host the EE British Academy Film Awards again. Despite the nerves and terror that something might go wrong and that I'll make a fool of myself, it's an annual event I really look forward to. I think it's fundamentally because I love film so much. Film is one of the arts that most spreads the essence of our identity around the world, and our admiration and appreciation of global film-making ensures that the EE British Academy Film Awards sit comfortably on the world stage of film awards events honouring the best of the best.”

The ceremony will be broadcast exclusively on BBC One in the UK and in all major territories around the world. The BBC One broadcast will be preceded by a red carpet show on BBC Three.

The EE British Academy Film Awards are the highest profile and most respected film awards outside of the USA. Last year’s nominees and presenters included: Amy Adams, Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck, Bradley Cooper, Chris Tucker, Christoph Waltz, Daniel Day-Lewis, Danny Boyle, Dame Helen Mirren, Henry Cavill, Hugh Jackman, Sir Ian McKellen, Javier Bardem, Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner, Jessica Chastain, Joaquin Phoenix, John C Reilly, Dame Judi Dench, Kevin Spacey, Marion Cotillard, Quentin Tarantino, Sally Field, Samuel L Jackson, Sarah Silverman, Simon Pegg and Tom Hiddleston.

On the night, www.bafta.org will also feature red carpet highlights, photography and backstage coverage, as well as dedicated updates from its social networks including Facebook (/BAFTA), Twitter ( @BAFTA / #EEBAFTAs ), Instagram and Tumblr .


Further Information

For further information, please contact Bianca Boey at Freud Communications

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About BAFTA

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public. In addition to its awards ceremonies, BAFTA has a year-round, international programme of learning events and initiatives that offers unique access to some of the world’s most inspiring talent through workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes, connecting with audiences of all ages and backgrounds across the UK, Los Angeles and New York. BAFTA relies on income from membership subscriptions, individual donations, trusts, foundations and corporate partnerships to support its ongoing outreach work. To access the best creative minds in film, TV and games production, visit www.bafta.org/guru . For more information, visit www.bafta.org .