The awards, which take place on Feb. 8 at the Royal Opera House in London, will be broadcast on BBC One in the U.K., and in all major territories around the world.
Fry said: “Hosting the film awards has always been a highlight of my year. The opportunity to help the Academy promote filmmaking and encourage cinema-going means a lot to me. I’ve met many heroes and had the honor of introducing many young talents that are now busy forging remarkable careers for themselves. Seeing the photos from each year back I can chart my bewildering changes in weight too…”
The BAFTA film awards nominations will be revealed on Jan. 9 at BAFTA headquarters in London, and the event will be shown via a live stream on its Facebook page (www.facebook.com/bafta). It will begin at 7.35 A.M. GMT.
Guest at last year’s awards ceremony included Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper, Cate Blanchett, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Christian Bale, Christoph Waltz, Emma Thompson, Gillian Anderson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese, Michael Fassbender, Oprah Winfrey, Paul Greengrass, Ron Howard, Steve McQueen, Tom Hanks and Uma Thurman.