Doctor Who actor David Tennant will be taking centre stage for the Baftas in February (Picture: Getty)
The Doctor Who star, 52, who recently made a triumphant return to his career-making role for the show’s 60th anniversary, has been a recipient of both nominations and awards from Bafta Cymru and Bafta Scotland.
However, this is his first time taking to the stage to shepherd what is one of the biggest – and glitziest – nights in British showbiz.
‘I am delighted to have been asked to host the EE BAFTA Film Awards and help celebrate the very best of this year’s films and the many brilliant people who bring them to life,’ the Good Omens actor said as he was announced in the role.
That thrill goes both ways as Bafta CEO Jane Millichip shared that Bafta was ‘over the moon’ that Tennant would be hosting the Film Awards.
Presenting an award at the Bafta TV Awards last May with Doctor Who co-star Catherine Tate, Tennant is ‘delighted’ to be hosting the 2024 EE Bafta Film Awards (Picture: Getty)
‘He is deservedly beloved by British and international audiences, alike. His warmth, charm and mischievous wit will make it a must-watch show next month for our guests at the Royal Festival Hall and the millions of people watching at home,’ she added.
Tennant’s extensive career in film and TV includes Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Broadchurch and popular BBC pandemic hit Staged, in which he appears with Good Omens co-star Michael Sheen and his real-life wife Georgia Tennant, who he met and married through Doctor Who.
He will be compèring the year’s glitziest night in British showbiz (Picture: Getty)
The longlists for all 24 categories at the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2024, including best film, director, actor and actress, will be published on Friday, with the nominations announced via livestream by Naomi Ackie and Kingsley Ben-Adir on Thursday January 18.
Films expected to receive several nominations include Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer and Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie’s Barbie, as well as Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon.
Bradley Cooper’s Leonard Bernstein biopic Maestro is a hopeful contender from Netflix, while Poor Things’ Emma Stone and May December’s leading ladies Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman have attracted a lot of attention.
Films expected to clinch Bafta nominations include Cristopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, with rave reviews for leading man Cillian Murphy (L) (Picture: Melinda Sue Gordon)
Barbie is another movie that’s likely to do well on the night (Picture: Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros. Entertainment)
There’s also likely to be some room made for independent films like Past Lives and The Zone of Interest.
For 2024, the EE Rising Star award is also back and the only gong where the the winner is selected by the British public.
Voting is open from 10 January until midday 16 February 2024 at ee.co.uk/BAFTA.
The EE BAFTA Film Awards 2024 ceremony will be held at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall and broadcast on BBC One and iPlayer on Sunday February 18.
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He’ll be in charge on the glitziest night in British showbiz.