Rebel Wilson stole the show at the BAFTAs with an incendiary speech 8 months ago

Rebel Wilson stole the show at the BAFTAs with an incendiary speech

Worth watching just for Charlize Theron's reaction alone.

The 2020 Baftas took place last night (Sunday 2 February), and for the most part, there weren't a whole lot of surprises. 1917 pretty much swept the board, including taking Best Director and Best Picture.

Best Actor winner Joaquin Phoenix used his time at the podium to express his shame at the all-white acting nominees, while two Irish talents (Saoirse Ronan and Jessie Buckley) both lost out on Best Actress to Renee Zellweger's performance in Judy.

However, pretty much everyone found the highlight to be Rebel Wilson's out-of-nowhere speech, as she came out on stage to present the Best Director award.

Wilson, best known for the Pitch Perfect movies, can sometimes be seen as one of those comedic talents that has as many haters as she has fans, but her perfectly all-over-the-place monologue at the Baftas was pure genius.

Kicking off by getting the name of the "palace" wrong, Wilson went on to cover everything from the sexist nature of the nominations, to the coronavirus, to her own dress, to the widely panned movie Cats, which Wilson herself starred in.

As funny as Wilson is, half of the enjoyment comes from the reactions of the crowd, which range from Al Pacino (completely stoic), to Andrew Scott (completely losing it).

Watch the speech in full right here:

Clip via BBC