Even in his absence, Brad Pitt managed to leave an impression on the BAFTA's crowd. Pitt’s Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood costar, Margot Robbie, collected the award onstage and read a note said to be written by Pitt.

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Pitt's jokes take aim at "Brexit" and "Megxit"

Pitt’s speech included references to Britain’s exit from the European Union, comparing Brexit to his own recent separation from Angelina Jolie: "Heard you just became single, welcome to the club," his note read.

Robbie also related Pitt’s excitement about receiving the BAFTA award, which he expressed by way of a Royal Family joke: "I will call my award ‘Harry’… and take it back to North America with me."

 Margot Robbie at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival

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Pitt's impressive awards season continues

Brad Pitt's win in the Supporting Actor category at the BAFTAs continued his streak of wins this awards season. He'd earlier won in the same category at the Golden Globes, Critics' Choice Awards, and Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Will he keep his streak going with a win at the Oscars next Sunday?

Brad Pitt as "Cliff Booth" in 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood'. Quentin Tarantino. 2019.