Prince William will send in two videos for this weekend’s BAFTA ceremonies

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at BAFTAs

The BAFTAs are being held this weekend. Saturday night is for the “craft” awards, meaning the technical awards, and then Sunday night will be for the big awards (acting, directing, etc). Much like all of the Hollywood awards shows, the British Academy has needed to figure out a way to do some or all of their show virtually, especially for the nominees who don’t want to travel or show up on a red carpet. As we heard more than a week ago, BAFTA president Prince William decided not to attend this year’s awards ceremony as well, and the reporting around it was that he was too lazy and thin-skinned to attend in person. As it turns out, he is going to send in two videos though.

Prince William, who is president of BAFTA, will appear virtually at the award show’s ceremony on Sunday to deliver a speech celebrating the resilience of the film industry across the last year.

HRH The Duke of Cambridge will also appear at Saturday’s BAFTA event, when craft awards will be handed out, taking part in a video with three-time BAFTA award-winning costume designer Jenny Beavan and Makeup and Hair designer Sharon Martin about filming in lockdown.

BAFTA has also confirmed its musical acts and guest presenters for the dual events. On Saturday, Supporting Actor nominee Leslie Odom Jr. will appear from Los Angeles to sing Speak Now from One Night in Miami. On Sunday, Brit Award winner Celeste will perform “Hear My Voice” from Best Film nominee “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” while there will be a duet of “A Change is Gonna Come,” featured in “One Night in Miami,” to be performed by Leslie Odom Jr. with Corinne Bailey Rae in London.

Awards presenters at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday will include 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. Appearing from LA will be Rose Byrne, Andra Day, Anna Kendrick and Renée Zellweger.

All nominees will be joining the show virtually. In the UK, BBC Two will host the Saturday eve at 20.00 BST, with BBC One hosting the Sunday ceremony at 19.00 BST.

[From Fox News]

So, presenters will be there in person and there will be some kind of red carpet and some kind of “show.” TOM HIDDLESTON will be there!! And Chiwetel! McAvoy! Pascal! They got all of the babes to show up as presenters. Please tell me there will be some kind of mask-themed cuteness with the boys? Anyway, it’s clear that BAFTA President Baldingham is too chickensh-t to actually show up in person. No, he saves his red carpet appearances for maskless strolls down a Pantoland red carpet for essential workers amid spiking infection rates! He would never actually show up to support the British film industry. (And yes, William and Kate consider themselves essential workers, which is why they went maskless on the Pantoland red carpet while surrounded by masked essential workers. Sorry, all of that still makes me engorged with rage.)

PS… I wrote up all of this before Philip passed away, obvs. Even if William had been scheduled to appear at the BAFTAs in person, he would have needed to cancel because of his grandfather’s passing. So, I guess it worked out that he had already done these videos.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend the EE British Academy Film Awards ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall.

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  1. Lauren says:

    He saves his appearances for where people will cheer on him, but those places are less and less. No one wanted to see his bald head at the BAFTA’s anyway.

  2. Becks1 says:

    Two whole videos!!! my my. What a hardworking royal.

    • Gabby says:

      Yes, but in the royal records, the 2 videos will somehow go down in history as 42 “engagements”. A busy, busy prince indeed.

  3. Cecilia says:

    I see that prince williams new choice propaganda machine is fox news.

    • Kalana says:

      Rupert Murdoch is all in for Prince William. Same guy who hacked his phone and Kate’s phone is now William’s buddy.

  4. SarahCS says:



  5. My Two Cents says:

    Do you guys remember that Piers Morgan was nominated for a Bafta for his interview with Thomas Markle in 2019? It was the News Coverage Award for GMB. So Piers and William really do go back far. Would William, as President of Bafta, have any influence in getting Piers his nomination? after first allowing such a disgraceful interview to go ahead in the first place? it’s too much of a coincidence, or?

    • GRUEY says:

      @my two cents. I started seeing people bringing this up with Piers and his breadcrumb tweets. I didn’t know this had happened and I just…it’s like nominating Tucker Carlson for a freaking Peabody. I’ll say this for the Royal PR, like Trump they flood the field with shit upon shit, to where some truly ghastly stuff doesn’t get noticed or gets forgotten. God bless the Squad and their receipts.

  6. GossipLover says:

    Two whole videos? That’s like four whole minutes of content and must have taken a whole hour to film. Willnot is out here making an extraordinary effort.

  7. Keri says:

    This man is so dumb. He openly sneers at his sister-in-law’s past profession as an American actress & totally ignores the fact that he is the President of the Bafta association, which requires him to associate & mingle with actors and actresses from the US and all over the world. Then he pouts like a baby when they ignore, roast, or refuse to work with him because he is to daft to hide his disdain and contempt for their profession. Chickensh*t is right. Chances are, he and Keen would have been booed and roasted unmercifully if they attended this year. May he forever be ignored & ridiculed by working actors everywhere for the foreseeable future & during his tenure as Bafta president. Hope all the entertainers he has lined up for the Earthshot event eventually bail on him and he’s left with Trump and Sharon Osborne as the only “celebrities” who will go near him.

  8. Robin says:

    Way to avoid references to his family’s racism and jokes about his sexy bald head. These events, where the award winners line up to meet the Queen etc, used to seem so glamorous and prestigious . Can you imagine last year, waiting in line to meet … Kate Middleton. I bet people were looking at their watches, dreaming of getting home for a cup of tea. How boring.

  9. Anastasia says:

    I really, really, really, REALLY hate that gold brocade dress Kate wore whatever year. Everytime I look at it I think the dress has fallen down and her bra is showing.

    Plus, it looks like curtains or something.

    God I hate it

    • Southern Fried says:

      Looks like a pox on that dress

    • Carabella says:

      I couldn’t stand that dress. It’s like something a Grimm’s evil stepmother would wear; you can imagine it walking the red carpet all by itself.

    • Korra says:

      I didn’t mind that dress, but now that you have pointed out how it looks like her bra is popping out, I can’t unsee it!

  10. Izzy says:

    I doubt most of them will even care about the videos.

  11. Cee says:

    And no one will care.