The actor accepted the Best Supporting Actor gong on behalf of her Once Upon A Time In... Hollywood co-star, explaining that Pitt was not able to make the ceremony due to 'family obligations'.
It's now been reported that Pitt skipped the ceremony to be with his daughter, who was recovering from surgery at the time.
Sources close to the actor reportedly confirmed this was the case to Page Six and Entertainment Tonight a day after Angelina Jolie - who shares six children with ex-husband Pitt - wrote a piece to mark International Women's Day, explaining how two of her daughters recently underwent surgery.
The Maleficent actor wrote of her pride at the strength her daughters displayed when faced with health difficulties, as well as that of her other children who all rallied round to support each other during the difficult time.
In his place at the BAFTAs, Robbie delivered Pitt's hilarious speech which referred to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepping down as senior royals (in front of Prince William and Kate Middleton no less) and Brexit.
During the 2020 awards season, where Pitt tended to win at every event he attended - including the Golden Globes, SAG Awards and Oscars - the 56-year-old amassed a reputation for his witty no-holds-barred acceptance speeches.
Speaking to ELLE UK just days before she stood in his place, Robbie told us of her reaction at her co-stars speeches and how she wanted him to continue winning, for the speeches as much as anything.
'They've been so funny,' a laughing Robbie responded. 'I actually couldn't believe his SAG award speech. I was quite taken aback but I was p****ng myself laughing.
'He's a clever guy. Also, what he said at the Golden Globes was really sweet. He has a way of delivering it with such nonchalance, like it just occurred to him in the moment, but no one else can pull off but him...'
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