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Actor Brad Pitt, 56, didn’t attend the EE British Academy Film Awards 2020 last night due to a “family obligation” but this didn’t stop him from hitting the headlines.The Once Upon a Time in star won the Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his role as Cliff Booth in the movie.

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Brad’s co-star Margot Robbie accepted the award in his absence and read out his speech, which included a flippant dig at Brexit and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

"Brad couldn’t be here tonight due to family obligations," she began.

She then added: “Hey Britain, how did you just become single? Welcome to the club - Wishing you the best with the divorce settlement," which prompted the audience to laugh. 

The star's  joke comes after United Kingdom's exit from the European Union on January 31, which has been titled Brexit.

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Brad Pitt made a flippant remark about Brexit and Prince Harry and Meghan at the BAFTAsBrad Pitt made a flippant remark about Brexit and Prince Harry and Meghan at the BAFTAs (Image: GETTY•BBC)

Brad Pitt's co-star Margot Robbie accepted the actor's award in his absenceBrad Pitt's co-star Margot Robbie accepted the actor's award in his absence (Image: BBC)

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