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BAFTA Winner Brad Pitt Jokes About Being Single & Prince Harry, Margot Robbie Reads His Speech

Brad Pitt poked fun at his own dating life and the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union.

Brad Pitt won big at the British Academy Film and Television Arts Awards, but the actor wasn’t at the award show to pick up his award.

Shortly before the London awards show was scheduled to begin, it was revealed that Pitt, who was nominated for best supporting actor for his role in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, would not be attending the show, as had been expected.

Though Pitt, 56, was not physically at the award show, he did get a chance to show off his sense of humor as costar Margot Robbie accepted the award on his behalf and read his speech on stage.

“Brad couldn’t be here tonight due to family obligations, so he asked me to read his response for him,” Robbie said.

“He starts by saying, ‘Hey Britain. Heard you just became single. Welcome to the club!’ ” the actress said while reading Pitt’s jokes in his speech, which poked fun at his own dating life and the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union became official this week.

“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,’ ” Robbie continued.

Pitt’s acceptance speech also had a joke about another high-profile exit: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to step back from royal life.

The actor joked he would be calling his award Harry because he was looking forward “to taking it back to America.”

A rep for Pitt did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

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Brad Pitt Wins SAG Award, Jokes “I’ve Got To Add This to My Tinder”

The actor also jested at how the role was a challenge, deadpanning, “Let’s be honest, it was a difficult part. The guy who gets high, takes his shirt off and doesn’t get on with his wife.”
Brad Pitt won the SAG Award for best performance by a male actor in a supporting role on Sunday night for his portrayal of stuntman Cliff Booth in Once Upon a Time In Hollywood.

The actor prevailed over fellow nominees Jamie Foxx (Just Mercy), Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood), Al Pacino (The Irishman) and Joe Pesci (The Irishman).

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Brad Pitt at the Producers Guild Awards

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Amazon Strikes Overall TV Deal With Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment & Sets Mystery Drama ‘Outer Range’

Amazon has struck an exclusive overall television deal with Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment.

This marks the first ever exclusive TV agreement for Plan B, which met with a number of studios and streamers before setting up TV home at Amazon Studios.

Under the pact, Plan B, run by co-presidents Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, have teamed with the streamer on thriller drama Outer Range, created by playwright Brian Watkins. It centers on a rancher fighting for his land and family, who discovers an unfathomable mystery at the edge of Wyoming’s wilderness. Zev Borow, Heather Rae, and Plan B Entertainment executive produce.

At Amazon, Plan B already is producing Barry Jenkins’ The Underground Railroad, an adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s novel. The story centers on young Cora (Thuso Mbedu), a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia who learns about the Underground Railroad from Caesar (Aaron Pierre), a recent arrival from Virginia; both decide to escape. The show is set to air later this year.

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