BAFTA President Prince William will virtually appear 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 perform at Saturday’s BAFTA event, which will award craft prizes. He participates in a video with three-time BAFTA-winning costume designer Jenny Beavan and makeup and hair designer Sharon Martin about filming in Lockdown.

BAFTA has also confirmed their musical performances and guest presenters for the double events.

On Saturday, Leslie Odom Jr., nominee for supporting actor, will appear from Los Angeles to sing Speak Now from One Night in Miami. On Sunday, Brit Award winner Celeste Hear My Voice will perform from the nominee for Best Motion Picture The Trial of the Chicago 7, while there will be a duet from A Change is Gonna Come performed on One Night in Miami by Leslie Odom Jr with Corinne Bailey Rae in London.

Awardees at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday include Asim Chaudhry, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Sophie Cookson, Phoebe Dynevor, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cynthia Erivo, Hugh Grant, Richard E. Grant, Tom Hiddleston, Felicity Jones and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. James McAvoy, David Oyelowo, Pedro Pascal and Jonathan Pryce. Rose Byrne, Andra Day, Anna Kendrick and Renée Zellweger are from LA.

All nominees will take part in the show virtually. In the UK, BBC Two will host the Saturday evening at 8 p.m. CET, while BBC One will host the Sunday ceremony at 7 p.m. CET.

Yesterday, resourcingstrategies lifted the lid on how the BAFTA campaigns went virtually in 2021.