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BAFTA Unveils Plans for 2023 Film Awards

Fri 09 Dec 2022 | 03:31 PM
Yara Sameh

The 76th British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is being “revitalized” with a new format set for the 2023 ceremony, which takes place on February 19.  

The ceremony will for the first time culminate in a live broadcast of the final four categories. In previous years, the annual award show has been pre-recorded and broadcast with a delay.  

The event will also be bolstered by two hosts leading the show rather than the usual solo act. One host will broadcast from the auditorium and one from a new BAFTA Backstage Studio. The latter will offer viewers a 360-degree experience complete with VTs from the red carpet and backstage, alongside talent interviews from past and present winners, nominees and presenters.

Also new this year, music performances will feature throughout the broadcast from newcomers and legends. 

The ceremony is co-delivered between BAFTA and Spun Gold TV and the changes are part of a promise to reimagine and significantly expand the production and format of both the film and TV awards events.

Three rounds of voting by BAFTA’s global membership is set to kick off on Friday, with the longlist released on January 6 and nominations on January 19.