BAFTAs 2023: All you need to know including host, location and how to watch

Richard Grant will host the 2023 BAFTAs on Sunday night (Pic:Getty)Richard Grant will host the 2023 BAFTAs on Sunday night (Pic:Getty)
Richard Grant will host the 2023 BAFTAs on Sunday night (Pic:Getty) | Getty
The BAFTAs have changed location for their 76th year and also seen a format change

The British Academy Film Awards may look a little different this year as the coveted awards ceremony has undergone several changes including where it is taking place and how it is run.

The BAFTA CEO has even suggested that the range of nominations is equally as ‘extraordinary’ as there is a 40% ethnic diversity in this year’s potential winners.

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With the likes of Austin Butler, Paul Mescal and Colin Farrell lining up for leading actor and leading actresses Cate Blanchett, Michelle Yeoh and Viola Davis given nods, Sunday night is bound to have a stellar line-up.

In light of this, PeopleWorld takes a closer look at the 2023 BAFTAs:

Where are the BAFTAs taking place?

For the past six years, the BAFTAs have found a home at the Royal Albert Hall after relocating from the Royal Opera House in 2017 for their 70th anniversary.

After receiving 14 nominations at the Baftas, German language film All Quiet On The Western Front is continuing its run of awards love by being the only film not in the English language to be up for the Best Picture Oscar. (Pic:NA)After receiving 14 nominations at the Baftas, German language film All Quiet On The Western Front is continuing its run of awards love by being the only film not in the English language to be up for the Best Picture Oscar. (Pic:NA)
After receiving 14 nominations at the Baftas, German language film All Quiet On The Western Front is continuing its run of awards love by being the only film not in the English language to be up for the Best Picture Oscar. (Pic:NA)

As film fans get excited about Sunday’s awards ceremony which will see their favourite actors go head to head for the prestigious trophies, they can expect to see a different background with the BAFTAs moving once again.

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The 76th ceremony will take place at the Royal Festival Hall at the Southbank Centre, the flagship venue for the BFI London Film Festival, and have the backdrop of iconic London landmarks including the London Eye, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.

Highlighting the change of venue, the BAFTAs released a statement suggesting “the move will see BAFTA program its most ambitious and accessible night yet, bolstered by a refreshed production and format.”

In addition to a new home, BAFTAs will also see the main four categories (leading actor and actress, best director and best film) announced live on television while they have previously been pre-recorded and broadcast the same day.

Who is hosting the BAFTAs this year?

The BAFTAs are meeting the Oscars in 2023 as the ceremony is being hosted by the Academy Award and BAFTA-nominee Richard E. Grant.

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Richard took to Twitter to say in a video: “I’ve watched the Baftas every year. Been lucky enough to be invited a few times. Got nominated, I think, three years ago. But never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d be asked to host the ceremony. Incredible privilege.”

In 2019, Richard was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his work in ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’

The actor will be joined at the Southbank Centre’s Festival Hall by co-host Alison Hammond who has made a name for herself in British television on shows such as Strictly Come Dancing, This Morning and Big Brother.

Alison Hammond has shot to fame through appearances on Big Brother, Strictly and This Morning (Photo Credit: Getty Images)Alison Hammond has shot to fame through appearances on Big Brother, Strictly and This Morning (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Alison Hammond has shot to fame through appearances on Big Brother, Strictly and This Morning (Photo Credit: Getty Images) | Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Alison has also been nominated for a BAFTA in the past and shared that she was ‘honoured’ to be picked as co-host.

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While Richard and Alison will orchestrate the main ceremony, radio DJ Vick Hope and film critic Ali Plumb will host the red-carpet show.

How can I watch the BAFTAs 2023?

Although they say to take it ‘easy like a Sunday morning’, the stars of British television and film will be getting ready for the main ceremony that is held on the evening of 19 February.

People can watch the BAFTAs from home at 7pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

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