'That's how we make real change': Lion producer Angie Fielder praises assault victims for speaking out against Harvey Weinstein... so why was it CUT from the AACTAs broadcast?
Lion cleaned up at the AACTA Awards on Wednesday night, nabbing an impressive 12 gongs.
But when producer Angie Fielder took to the stage at The Star in Sydney for an acceptance speech, there was one aspect that didn't make it to air.
According to The Guardian,?Angie praised the sexual assault victims who had spoken up against disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, but her words were not shown on the Channel Seven broadcast of the ceremony.
Didn't air: According to The Guardian, Lion producer?Angie Fielder praised victims speaking out against Harvey Weinstein in an acceptance speech at the AACTAs in Sydney on Wednesday... but it was not shown on Channel Seven's broadcast
'As a film that was partly financed by the Weinstein Company, it would be remiss of us not to acknowledge the incredible bravery of the women and men who have come forward to break the silence about sexual harassment and assault in our industry,' Angie said in her speech after Lion won Best Film.
The publication reported that Angie also said she hoped that the victims coming forward against Harvey, who has dozens of sexual assault complaints levelled against him, will prevent similar types of incidents occurring in the future.
Despite the numerous allegations, Harvey has denied claims of non-consensual sex.
'Hopefully this marks a time of change and it's really encouraging to see the industry taking a stand … Let's keep talking about it. That's how we make real change,' Angie added.
'It's really encouraging to see the industry taking a stand': In her speech Angie said she was hopeful things would change thanks to the allegations coming to light
However, her comments were not aired during the prime time broadcast, with Channel Seven instead opting to cut it short.
A briefer version of Angie's acceptance speech only featured the producer thanking her colleagues and husband.
There was no mention of any sexual assault or harassment allegations plaguing the entertainment industry.
?Winners are grinners! Lion won a massive 12 awards at the AACTAs on Wednesday night
Another part of the awards ceremony that was also reportedly cut from the TV broadcast was Russell Crowe joking about sodomising an actress on the set of 1992 film Romper Stomper.
'I didn't actually intend to do that – I was trying to keep my bits away from her bits, and she's been given one of those pieces of elastic that the girls get when you do those scenes, which protects them from all things, and my bits and pieces were in a little canvas sack with a drawstring,' he said.?
Daily Mail Australia has reached out to the AACTAs and Channel Seven for comment.?
Also cut:?Another part of the awards ceremony that was also reportedly cut from the TV broadcast was Russell Crowe (pictured) joking about sodomising an actress on the set of 1992 film Romper Stomper
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