Graham Norton to Host 2020 BAFTAs

Graham Norton. Photo by Kristina Bumphrey/StarPix/Shutterstock (10402552bn)

The 2020 BAFTA Film Awards ceremony will be officially hosted by Graham Norton. 

Multiple outlets confirm that the British talk show host has been tapped to host the ceremony set to take place on February 2. He is taking over emcee duties from Absolutely Fabulous star Joanna Lumley, who has served as host for the previous two years.

“I’m delighted to be taking the helm of the biggest night in British film. The audience at the Royal Albert Hall will be the biggest sofa I’ve ever faced,” Norton said. “I’m honored to be following in the fabulous footsteps of Stephen Fry and Joanna Lumley.”

“With Graham as our host I have no doubt we will deliver a very special celebration of the very best in film and pay tribute to the most talented and creative people both in front of and behind the camera,” added BAFTA CEO Amanda Berry.

Norton is no stranger to the BAFTAs — his show, The Graham Norton Show, has won 6 BAFTA Television Awards and scored a total of 18 nominations.