'I'm A Bit Gobsmacked': Brad Pitt Tears Up Winning His First Acting Oscar
The actor finally scored his very first Academy Award for acting, but it isn't his first Oscar.
The very first award of the 92nd annual Academy Awards was handed to Brad Pitt -- his first acting Oscar in his career.
Winning the Best Supporting Actor trophy for his role of Cliff Booth in Quentin Tarantino's 'Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood', Pitt won his second Academy Award, the first for producing '12 Years a Slave' in 2014.
Accepting his award, Pitt made reference to the short time allocated to his acceptance speech, just 45 seconds, saying it was "45 more seconds than the Senate gave to John Bolton this week".
Referring to the former National Security Adviser who recently offered to testify following the acquittal of US President Donald Trump.
"I'm thinking Quentin makes a movie about it. In the end, the adults do the right thing," Pitt continued, referring to Tarantino's storytelling trope of basing his films around true events but changing history within them.
Honouring the director, Pitt said, "You are original, you are one-of-a-kind. The film industry would be a much dryer place without you.
"I love the ethos you gave Cliff Booth: Look for the best in people. Expect the worst, but look for the best."
After telling his co-star Leonardo DiCaprio, "I'd ride on your coattails any day... the view is fantastic", Pitt went on to thank his cast the rest of the cast and appeared to tear up.
"I'm a bit gobsmacked," he continued saying, "I'm not one to look back but this has made me do so and I think of my folks taking me to the drive-in," the 56-year-old said.
"Once upon a time in Hollywood... ain't that the truth."