Rebel Wilson Won the 2020 BAFTAs With a Hilarious Speech Calling Out Discrimination in the Film Industry
The 73rd British Academy of Film and Television Arts Film Award took place in London on Sunday night, and while there were many winners, our favourite was Rebel Wilson. The Australian actress wasn't actually nominated for an award, but instead presented the award for best director to Sam Mendes for 1917.
Her cheeky monologue poked fun at the royals, mocked Cats, and the Academy's call for stars to re-wear dresses in the interest of sustainability. "I made this dress by sewing two old dresses together," she said. "The red is from that one time I didn't win Miss Australia, and the black is from a funeral I just went to for the feature film Cats."
The highlight, however, was when she called out the apparent discrimination and lack of diversity in the film industry and at its award shows. Taking a dig at the all-male shortlist for the best director award, Rebel said: "I look at the exceptional daring talent nominated in this category and I don't think I could do what they do. Honestly, I just don't have the balls."