Why Australians didn’t see Margot Robbie present at the Oscars 2023

Margot Robbie was at the Oscars 2023, but if you were watching the ceremony from her homeland, you might not have even realised.

As it turns out, the 32-year-old Aussie actress not only attended the 95th Academy Awards at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre, but she actually appeared on-stage with Morgan Freeman.

The duo’s appearance reportedly involved a tribute to Warner Bros. Pictures, but international viewers only really know that based on chatter on social media.

LIVE UPDATES: Winners, surprises and biggest moments from the 2023 Oscars

IN PICTURES: All the best looks from the 2023 Oscars red carpet

Robbie – who is apparently truly free from the shackles of her Chanel contract as she wore a back sequinned Armani Privee number to the gala – skipped the champagne carpet, but walked on-stage arm-in-arm with Freeman reportedly an hour and a half into the ceremony.

According to social media users, Robbie and Freeman introduced an advertisement celebrating 100 years of Warner Bros.

It’s seemingly because of international broadcasting rights that Australia didn’t get to watch it on television.

Reportedly, all international broadcasters cut the advertisements shown in the United States version of the Oscars on ABC, including a trailer for The Little Mermaid.

It’s not the first time there’s been discrepancies between the United States broadcast and international feeds – though last year, it’s the United States that missed out on prime content.

Click the image below to see all the glamourous looks on the Oscars 2023 ‘champagne’ carpet over at 9Honey Style.

READ MORE: Full list of winners and nominees for the 2023 Oscars

In 2022, part of Will Smith’s dramatic on-stage slapping of Chris Rock was cut from the United States broadcast, whereas Australians were able to see the whole commotion in-full.

Reportedly, the United States’ feed cut about 20 seconds of audio from the immediate aftermath of the slap, due to a tape delay that is in place to ensure live broadcasts comply with domestic Federal Communications Commission (FCC) guidelines.

READ MORE: Oscars host unleashes on Hollywood elite


READ MORE: Tearful Jamie Lee Curtis’ sweet shoutout to late parents

This meant those watching from home in the United States did not hear a stunned Rock say: “Will Smith just smacked the s–t out of me!”

Nor did they watch on television Smith’s now infamous line: “Keep my wife’s name out of your f–king mouth!”

Those watching overseas, whose broadcasters have to comply with different standards, however, got to watch the whole thing live on television.

For a daily dose of 9Honey, subscribe to our newsletter here

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *