Steve Curry for AFI Awards

Actor Stephen Curry, whose knockabout Logie speech was one of this year’s more memorable acceptance speeches will host this year’s Australian Film Institute Awards.

Curry won an AFI for his role as Graham Kennedy in The King, along with a Logie and an ASTRA Award.

“I think on the whole in Australia it’s probably pretty important to have a sense of fun about (hosting), not take ourselves overly seriously but at the same time be able to toe the line of reverence,” he told

Curry is co-writing the show with comedy writer Adam Zwar.

“First of all we just wrote down all the stuff we don’t like about award ceremonies: long-winded sketches and things that are only funny to the writer and the performer.

“On the whole, award ceremonies can be a bit too long so we’re going to present a faster one.”

The AFIs will be held at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre on December 6.


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