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Malta Film Awards host David Walliams arrives in Malta

World-renowned British comedian, actor, writer and TV presenter David Walliams, arrived in Malta earlier today ahead of tonight’s Malta Film Awards, which he will host.

In a first for Malta, the Film Awards will take place, celebrating the skills and talent of Malta’s creative film and television industry. The awards will take place at the Mediterranean Conference Center in Valletta.

90 nominees compete in 18 different categories, with the show airing live on TVM at 9 p.m. The winner of each of these categories will be announced live during the ceremony.

Walliams will host the entire awards ceremony, which will also see local and international talent take the stage in a variety of performances aimed at commemorating Malta’s achievement in film history.

In comments to TVMNews, Walliams said the awards will be an opportunity to promote films and filmmakers in Malta. At Lower Barrakka Gardens, Williams was greeted by a crowd of children, all asking for his autograph.

As he began his career writing and acting, Walliam’s breakthrough came after adapting the radio show ‘Little Britain’ to TV – starring Matt Lucas. The show was a huge hit and won numerous awards and audience acclaim in the comedy realm.

In 2012, he joined the iconic jury of Britain’s Got Talent alongside Simon Cowell. He still sits on the same panel of judges to this day.

The Malta Film Commission is partnering with Public Broadcasting Services (PBS) to coordinate the event.

A panel of selected local and international professionals will serve as the jury for the awards in 2022.