The Moët British Independent Film Awards has just announced that BIFA-winning writer, director and actor Richard Ayoade will host the 2015 awards ceremony.
Ayoade’s history in the film business includes two BIFA nominations and a BAFTA for his first film, “Submarine,” for which he also won the BIFA for Best Screenplay in 2010. Ayoade has also won a BAFTA for playing Moss in “The IT Crowd.” Additionally, he is an accomplished author of cinema studies, having published the novel “Ayoade: A Cinematic Odyssey” in 2014. Audiences might known him best, however, for acting in “The Watch” or for writing and directing “The Double,” starring Jesse Eisenberg.
“I have come to accept that I am now contracted to host this year’s Moët British Independent Film Awards, following in the esteemed footsteps of whoever dropped out,” said Ayoade. “I’ve been told it’s been an outstanding year for British film, but I remember people saying very similar things last year. Let’s celebrate regardless.”
“We are very excited that Richard will be hosting the Awards,” added BIFA. “He is funny, clever and a brilliant filmmaker. He also knows a spectacular amount about film. He’s the perfect host for the Awards and we’re really looking forward to the ceremony with him in charge.”
The Moët British Independent Film Awards will take place on Sunday, December 6 at Old Billingsgate in London. For a full list of nominations for this year’s BIFA Awards, click here.