Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary have been confirmed to host the official red carpet programme for this Sunday’s EE British Academy Film Awards.
Streamed on social media live from the Royal Albert Hall on 18 February at 17.00 GMT, the programme will see the pair welcome guests to the red carpet for a night celebrating the very best in British and international cinema.
The EE British Academy Film Awards ceremony, hosted by Joanna Lumley, will be broadcast exclusively on BBC One and BBC One HD from 21.00 GMT. The ceremony is also broadcast in all major territories around the world.
At 23.00, following the ceremony broadcast on BBC One, a new programme hosted by Edith Bowman and broadcast globally on BAFTA’s Twitter will take viewers backstage for a series of exclusive interviews with the winners and unseen backstage moments. Viewers will also be able to enjoy post-ceremony highlights via the official BAFTA channels.
Amanda Berry OBE, Chief Executive of BAFTA, said: “We are delighted to be working with Edith and Dermot, and to extend the invite to people around the world to join us to celebrate the awards. We’re excited to reach new audiences and share the experience through all of our channels.”
Voting closes for the EE Rising Star Award on Wednesday 14 February at 12.00. This year’s nominees are Timothée Chalamet, Josh O’Connor, Daniel Kaluuya, Florence Pugh and Tessa Thompson. Visit www.ee.co.uk/BAFTA to cast your vote.
The red carpet programme will be broadcast globally on BAFTA’s Facebook (/BAFTA), Twitter (@BAFTA / #EEBAFTAs) and via EE’s Facebook page (/EE), with highlights also shown on the BBC One ceremony programme.