At the 2020 British Academy of Film and Televisions Film Awards (BAFTAs) that took place on Sunday, Brad Pitt won the best supporting actor for his role in Once Upon a Time in ... Hollywood. Although he was not there physically, his speech made to one of the most memorable moments of the night.
Margot Robbie, who co-starred in the film with Brad, was there to accept his award on the stage and read out his speech, which began with, “Brad couldn’t be here tonight due to family obligations, so he asked me to read his response for him,” Robbie said. Soon venturing into a Brexit joke, Robbie quoted Brad, “He starts by saying, ‘Hey Britain. Heard you just became single. Welcome to the club!’” Robbie continued, “He then says, ‘Thank you to the Academy for this extreme honor.’ He says he’s ‘always been a bit intimidated over here given the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and the titans that have come before, so this is especially meaningful"
This evening, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the @bafta Awards The Duke is President of BAFTA, with 2020 marking the 10th year of his presidency. During the ceremony, The Duke presented film producer Kathleen Kennedy with the Fellowship, BAFTA’s highest accolade. After the ceremony, The Duke and Duchess met the winners of the 27 awards categories, including Renée Zellweger who won the award for Leading Actress. The Duke and Duchess also met Micheal Ward, the winner of the #EERisingStar Award, alongside his fellow nominees. Congratulations to all the winners at the 2020 British Academy Film Awards! #EEBAFTAs
But it did not end there. Brad made a remark on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle related to their decision to step back as 'royals'. "Oh, and he says that he is going to name this 'Harry'" Robbie said referencing the statue, and added, "'cause he is really excited about bringing it back to the States with him." She soon quipped, "His words not mine!"
Unexpectedly, Prince William and Kate Middleton, the attendees of the show, seemed to take the joke in stride. This is the first time that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have publicly acknowledged Harry's and Meghan's decision to leave the UK.