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BAFTA Awards 2023: Richard E. Set for grant host

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Richard E. Grant is set to host the 2023 BAFTA Film Awards ceremony, the awards body announced Monday morning

The actor joined a panel of newly announced hosts around the event, including presenters Alison Hammond and Vic Hope, as well as film critic Ali Plumb. Hammond will host a new BAFTA studio, offering viewers an added experience during the event featuring interviews and insights. Plumb and Hope will take the reins on the red carpet.

Grant said in a statement accompanying the announcement, “I am extremely privileged to host the EE BAFTAs for the first time and to celebrate the best of this year’s extraordinary range of films.

“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,” BAFTA chief executive Jane Millichip said in a statement. “I am Richard E. Can’t wait to get Grant on stage. Much loved by our audience at home, Richard commands a lot of respect from his industry peers as well. And I can think of no one better to complement Richard’s razor-sharp wit and direct our brand new BAFTA studio, than Alison Hammond, with her brilliantly entertaining and candid interviewing style. On the red carpet, Ali Plumb and Vic Hope excelled at capturing the excitement and anticipation for the event.”

The BAFTA Film Awards will be broadcast from the Royal Festival Hall at London’s Southbank Center on the evening of 19 February. This year’s nominations will be announced on Thursday.

Hammond said in a statement, “I am delighted to present this year’s EE BAFTA Film Awards to the Richard E. So excited to host with Grant. “We’re going to have a lot of fun bringing backstage glitz and glam to everyone watching at home around the world. From hanging out with the stars to celebrating the biggest night for cinema and engaging in discussions with film buffs, just get ready for good vibes!”

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