‘Pitch Perfect’ star Rebel Wilson provided the biggest laughs of the night at the 2016 BAFTAs.
Presenting the Best Supporting Actor category, she said:
“It’s so great to be here at this really serious event. I have never been invited to The Oscars because as you know they are racists. But the BAFTAs have diverse members. And that’s what we all want to see in life… diverse members.”
She went on: “I now segue to the award of Best Supporting Actor… sorry Idris Elba you’re making me nervous. I’ve just been socially programmed to want chocolate on Valentine’s day.”
Cut to Idris laughing on the front row.
Rebel’s hilarious speech quickly became the talk of twitter, with one user suggesting she should be hosting the event.
Sod Gervais, get Rebel Wilson to host award ceremonies in future.— Seb Patrick (@sebpatrick)February 14, 2016
Rebel Wilson to host every award show from now on #EEBAFTAs— Declan Cashin (@Tweet_Dec)February 14, 2016
We need Rebel Wilson presenting more awards. Hilarious. #BAFTA— Ben Jenkins (@FTPBenJenkins)February 14, 2016