It finally happened — Brad Pitt is officially an Oscar-winning actor.
The actor received the first award given out by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the 92nd Academy Awards held on Sunday. Pitt took home a trophy for Best Supporting Actor recognizing his role as Cliff Booth in Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood.
Pitt has been consistently winning big with his role for the Quentin Tarantino film and his first-ever acting Oscar is just wrapped awards season with a bang. While the A-lister has been cracking up jokes in his acceptance speeches — notably at the Golden Globes, SAG Awards and BAFTAs — he used his 45 seconds at the Academy Awards stage to make a political statement.
“They told me I have 45 seconds up here, which is 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week,” Pitt told his fellow film industry figures on stage. He then added that Tarantino might have to adapt the United States President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial into a film saying, “in the end, the adults do the right thing.”
Beating out industry greats Tom Hanks, Al Pacino, Anthony Hopkins and Joe Pesci for the award, the actor finally bagged it after four acting nominations from the Academy. In 2014, he previously won for his hand in producing the 2013 film 12 Years a Slave.
Pitt dedicated the recognition to his children in an endearing remark during her speech saying “This is for my kids who color everything I do. I adore you. Thank you.”
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