Though the festivities of Christmas are done and there is a chill in the air as resolutions are completed, failed, and we all feel just that slightly bit hungover. That means it’s AWARD SEASON and one of our favourite ceremonies returns. EE BAFTA Film Awards have announced that Joanna Lumley will return as host and they’ll be back at the Royal Albert Hall AND, furthermore, Cirque du Soliel will perform again. =

Of the news, Emma Baehr, Director of awards at BAFTA said: ‘We’re delighted to be returning to the iconic Royal Albert Hall for the third year and collaborating again with Cirque du Soleil. We’re thrilled that Joanna has agreed to return as our host for a second year, she was fantastic and we’re looking forward to the ceremony with her once again at the helm.’

As beloved as Joanna Lumley is by the British public, it does make BAFTA feel stuff . In a year where the Golden Globes have  By having an almost exact replica of last year’s event, the BAFTA  Film Awards feels alarmingly out of touch.  There are so many young, upcoming British presenters that could’ve revamped the awards.

Still, we expect a lush and lavish ceremony at the hall and Lumley is certainly a legendary icon. What do you think of the news?


EE BAFTA Film Award nominations are announced on 9th January 
The ceremony is 10th February. 

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