Bafta will have two hosts and broadcast four award categories live on the BBC

The Baftas will broadcast their final four award categories live on BBC One, the awards ceremony has announced.

Two hosts will also lead the 76th annual film awards ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall at the Southbank Center in February.

In March, actress Rebel Wilson hosted the Baftas for the first time and made risque jokes about the Duke of York, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the gender pay gap, her flop film Cats and her recent weight loss.

Rebel Wilson attends the 75th British Academy Film Awards (Ian West/PA)

Another change for next year means audiences will be able to tune into the new Bafta Backstage Studio accessible to all, an immersive experience from the red carpet, as part of the BBC One broadcast.

Following Dame Shirley Bassey’s rendition of her classic Diamonds Are Forever at the ceremony, music will be performed by new artists and veterans who have yet to be announced.

Bafta chief executive Jane Millichip said: “The changes we are introducing to the broadcast of the awards on BBC One will ensure these audiences have the best seats in the house.

“The live broadcast of the final awards of the evening will increase anticipation and our behind-the-scenes studio will give viewers an exclusive look at the event and the talent taking part.”

In previous years, the ceremony was recorded and then broadcast the same day.

This year’s Bafta ceremony saw Jane Campion’s The Power Of The Dog take top honors alongside sci-fi blockbuster Dune, which also collected a string of gongs.

British Academy Film Awards 2022 – Arrivals – London

Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast won Best British Film (Ian West/PA)

Belfast, Sir Kenneth Branagh’s autobiographical film about his childhood during the Troubles, won the Outstanding British Film award, while No Time To Die actress Lashana Lynch was crowned EE’s Rising Star, the only voted award by the public.

Bafta members will kick off the three rounds of voting for the 2023 awards on Friday.

Her film nominations will be announced on January 19, ahead of the star-studded ceremony the following month.

In July, Bafta announced the appointment of Ms Millichip, who succeeds Amanda Berry, as chief executive.

Ms Berry announced last year that she would step down after more than two decades with the organization.

Ms Millichip was previously Sky Studios’ chief content officer and prior to that served as the company’s chief commercial officer.

The Baftas will take place on February 19, 2023 at the Royal Festival Hall in the Southbank Centre.

The ceremony took place at the Royal Albert Hall, which had hosted the event since 2017, and at the Royal Opera House in London.

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