Prince William, who is president of BAFTA, will appear virtually at the awards ceremony on Sunday to deliver a speech celebrating the resilience of the film industry over the past year.
HRH the Duke of Cambridge will also appear at Saturday’s BAFTA event, when craft awards are presented, taking part in a video featuring three-time BAFTA-winning costume designer Jenny Beavan and makeup and hairstyle designer Sharon Martin on set locked out. .
The BAFTA has also confirmed its musical acts and guest presenters for the double events.
Nominee for supporting actor Leslie Odom Jr. will appear from Los Angeles to sing on Saturday Speak Now of One night in Miami. On Sunday, Brit Award winner Celeste will perform Hear my voice for the nomination for best film The Chicago 7 trial, while there will be a duo of A change will happen, featured in One night in Miami, to be performed by Leslie Odom Jr. with Corinne Bailey Rae in London.
The prize presenters at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday will be Asim Chaudhry, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Sophie Cookson, Phoebe Dynevor, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cynthia Erivo, Hugh Grant, Richard E. Grant, Tom Hiddleston, Felicity Jones, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, James McAvoy , David Oyelowo, Pedro Pascal and Jonathan Pryce. Los Angeles, Rose Byrne, Andra Day, Anna Kendrick and Renée Zellweger will appear.
All nominees will join the show virtually. In the UK, BBC Two will host the Saturday eve at 8:00 p.m. BST, and BBC One will host the Sunday ceremony at 7:00 p.m. BST.
Yesterday, Deadline unveiled how the BAFTA campaign went virtual in 2021.