Brad Pitt’s first acting Oscar is finally here. At Sunday night’s Academy Awards, the movie star picked up the Oscar for best supporting actor thanks to Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood. In his acceptance speech, Pitt got political, paid tribute to Tarantino, Hollywood’s stunt community, and, most importantly, his children.
Pitt opened his speech with a political remark, noting that he only had 45 seconds to deliver his speech, which is “45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week.”
“They told me that I only had 45 seconds up here, which is 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week,” Pitt said, before urging director Quentin Tarantino to make a film on the impeachment saga. “I’m thinking maybe Quentin does a movie about it, and in the end the adults do the right thing.” “I’m thinking maybe Quentin does a movie about it, and in the end the adults do the right thing.”
Pitt then dedicated his award to the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood filmmaker.
“This really is about Quentin Jerome Tarantino,” he said. “You are original, you are one of a kind. The film industry really would be a much drier place without you and I love the ethos you gave Cliff Booth, ‘look for the best in people, expect the worst, but look for the best.’”
He also thanked the film’s crew and his co-stars including, Leonardo DiCaprio.
“Leo, I’ll ride on your coattails any day man. The view is fantastic… I also want to say, while we’re doing all of this, I think it’s time that we give a little love to our stunt coordinators and our stunt crews.”
“This is for my kids, who color everything I do,” he said. “I adore you.”