AACTA Awards 2024: Rebel Wilson’s skin cancer joke falls flat, cut from broadcast

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One of Australia’s finest actors, Rebel Wilsonhe was asked to host the AACTA Awards Last night. But one of her jokes created an uncomfortable tension in the room, even cutting it from the broadcast.

While wrapping up her opening monologue, she celebrated the horror film Talk to mewho swallowed eight awards in full last night, including best actress for best picture, best director, and more.

“Why is Australia so good at doing horror?” she asked the listenersbefore she seemed hesitant when she finished the punchline.

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Rebel Wilson's bad joke at the 2024 AACTA awards
Rebel Wilson seemed unsure of the last joke in her opening monologue. (AACTA/YouTube)

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“Is it because everyone’s aunt had half their nose cut off because of skin cancer?” she asked, shaking her head uncertainly.

The audience was filled with uncomfortable laughter and groans before the actress dismissed him and started the awards, raising his hand in an uncertain gesture, also happy to getting rid of now.

It was reported that the moment was cut from the official television broadcast

The Pitch Perfect the actress also took the opportunity to roast the awards venue, with the Sunshine State taking hits in her monologue.

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Rebel Wilson, Margot Robbie, Cate Blanchett at the 2024 ACCTA awards

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She joked that this awards ceremony, known as the Australian Oscars, is “the only one that serves wine in a box.

“It’s also the only one where people get upset and spit in the jungle. I love Queensland… It’s like Jetstar is a state.”

She also said she was a fan of Bluey, which became one of America’s top shows. To celebrate, she said the state “kept one restaurant open after eight hours.”

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Rebel Wilson, Margot Robbie, Cate Blanchett
Rebel Wilson, Margot Robbie and Cate Blanchett hung out backstage at the AACTAs. (Instagram)

Wilson, 43, also spent some time with his fellow Aussie Hollywood backstage.

Rebel Wilson, Margot Robbie and Cate Blanchett (still in her Middle Age Barbie outfit from when she presented the Trailblazer Award to Robbie) came together to take a picture, which Wilson posted on her Instagram account.

“Can’t LOVE these LADIES more!!! Congratulations Margot on your AACTA Trailblazer award,” she wrote in the caption.

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