Brad Pitt is having a great awards season, and after last night’s Oscars, he can add another win to his growing collection.
Pitt won Best Supporting Actor for his role as Cliff Booth in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, in which he starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio. The actor took the opportunity to dedicate his award to his children.
“This is for my kids, who colour everything I do,” said Pitt, who became tearful on-stage. “I adore you.”
Pitt has six children- Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt. Pitt shares them with his ex-wife Angelina Jolie, who he split from in 2016.
The actor also got political in his speech, referencing the impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump and the blocking of John Bolton’s testimony.
“They told me I only have 45 seconds up here,” he said. “Which is 45 seconds more than the senate gave John Bolton this week.”
Pitt went on to thank director Tarantino, who he called “an original… one of a kind. The film industry would be a much firer place without you.”
He also thanked co-star DiCaprio and joked he’d love to ride his “coattails” for the rest of his career, saying that he was “happy to ride… the view’s fantastic.”
Pitt has already won big for his role in Tarantino’s 1960s-set film, including Best Supporting actor At the BAFTAs, Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild.
Last night’s Oscar win marks a career high for acting. He was previously nominated for Best Supporting Actor for 12 Monkeys and Best Actor for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Moneyball, but had always lost out to other nominees.
As a producer, he won a Best Picture Oscar for 12 Years a Slave and was nominated for Best Picture for Moneyball and The Big Short.
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