Rebel Wilson joke cut from AACTAs broadcast

Rebel Wilson joke cut from AACTAs broadcast

Producers of 10’s AACTA Awards were wise to cut one joke from Rebel Wilson’s hosting gig, if a report by Nine is any measure.

After highlighting the films up for Best Film, Wilson commented on the nod for Talk to Me.

“Why is Australia so good at making horror?” she asked, before adding, “Is it because everyone had that aunt who’s had half a nose chopped off because of skin cancer?”

But the gag reportedly drew uncomfortable laughter and groans from the audience present and did not make the final broadcast.

Wilson had better luck with some other zingers, joking that the awards ceremony, dubbed Australia’s Oscars, “will be the only one serving boxed wine.

“It’ll also be the only one where people will get munted and chuck a spew in the dunny. I love Queensland… It’s like if Jetstar was a state.”

Viewers were complimentary of 10’s broadcast of the AACTAs, which in past years has been savaged for its rushed editing.

This year’s was produced by Roving Enterprises and drew a national audience of 197,000 over its 2hr+ broadcast.