Brad Pitt Wins His First Acting Oscar As Awards Get Underway

Brenda Watkins
February 12, 2020

He was honoured for his role as Clint Booth, a stunt double for Leonard DiCaprio's actor character in the film about the Manson family murders that shot at locations in Hollywood near the Dolby Theatre, where Pitt accepted the first award of the evening.

Dark South Korean social satire Parasite won the Oscar for best picture on Sunday, making history as the first film not in the English language to win Hollywood's highest honour. "In Hollywood", Pitt immediately turned to the impeachment trial. "I was really disappointed with that this week", said the actor about the impeachment hearings.

The Senate acquitted Trump on Wednesday of this week, and Pitt was the first Hollywood elite to make a public slam of the administration-or Republicans-during the annual award show. "Who wouldn't want to look and sound their best when they are up there getting an award?"

Phoenix, a strict vegan, gave a long, impassioned acceptance speech about climate change and animal rights but concluded on a personal note.

"That's 45 seconds more than John Bolton got" before the U.S. Senate, he said to a round of applause.

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Pitt stayed away from the jokes in his Oscars speech, even choosing to end it on a sentimental note.

Speaking backstage, Pitt explained why he included a political jab in his Oscars acceptance speech. Pitt continued, perhaps half-jokingly, "I'm thinking maybe Quentin does a movie about it". Though Jen didn't witness Brad choose up his first ever Academy Award for performing in particular person on the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on February 9, they have been each noticed at Man Oseary's oh-so-exclusive "The Social gathering", a supply instructed PEOPLE. "I have some very, very amusing friends that have helped me with some laughs", the actor admitted.

From being the heartthrob of the industry in '90s to staying away from media glare during his divorce from actor Angelina Jolie and then bouncing back as the renewed crush of the Hollywood, Pitt's journey in the movies came a full circle this award season. "I adore you. Thank you". "This is for my children, who give color to everything I do".

"I've gotta add this to my Tinder profile", he quipped at the Screen Actors Guild Awards while accepting a trophy for his role in "Once Upon a Time in ..."

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