Writer, sometime actor, wit and racounteur Stephen Fry is to host this year's British Academy Film Awards at the Odeon Leicester Square. In order not to be overshadowed by the Oscars, the BAFTAs have been moved from their usual slot in April to February 25, a month before their American counterparts. Winners at last year s ceremony were American Beauty and its stars Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening, and Pedro Almodovar for his All About My Mother. Michael Caine (now Sir Michael) was awarded a BAFTA fellowship for long and distinguished service.