Brad Pitt Dedicates His First-Ever Acting Oscar Win to His 6 Children 'Who Color Everything I Do'

Sunday - 09/02/2020 21:10
The win for best supporting actor marks Brad Pitt's first Oscar in acting

Brad Pitt just won his first Oscar for acting — and he’s dedicating it to his kids!

Pitt, 56, was honored with the award in the best supporting actor category on Sunday after sweeping all the awards leading up to the big night. His win comes for his critically acclaimed performance in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood.

The actor beat out Anthony Hopkins for The Two PopesTom Hanks for A Beautiful Day in the NeighborhoodAl Pacino for The Irishman and Joe Pesci for The Irishman.

While on stage, Pitt used his time to thank many of the special the people he has worked with, including Tarantino, fellow costar Leonardo DiCaprio, and the rest of the cast and crew in Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood.

However, he also made sure to leave the best for last, wrapping up his speech by thanking his six children — Maddox, 18, Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 13, and 11-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox — whom he shares with ex-wife Angelina Jolie.

“Listen, I’ve been gobsmacked. I’m not one to look back but this has made me do so,” he told the audience. “And I think my folks taking me to the drive in to see Butch and Sundance and loading up my car and moving out here and Gene and Ridley giving me my first shot to all the wonderful people I’ve met along the way to stand here now.”

“Once upon a time in Hollywood, ain’t that’s the truth,” he went on. “And to my kids, who color everything I do, I love you.”

Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt

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Though Pitt is already an Oscar winner for producing 2014’s Best Picture 12 Years a Slave, this is the first time the actor wins it for his own performance in a film.

While he picked up his first individual Oscar, Pitt revealed in an interview last year that he wouldn’t be campaigning for the big award.

“I’m gonna abstain,” he told Entertainment Weekly in September of whether he’d be campaigning for nominations for his roles in Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood and Ad Astra. “You never know, and it’s really nice when your number comes up. But the goal is for the film to land, to speak to someone whether it’s now or a decade from now. I find chasing it actually a disservice to the purity of your telling a story and a shackling thing to focus on.”

Brad Pitt with his kids
Brad Pitt with his kids

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In Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood, Pitt plays Cliff Booth, a stunt double for and close friend to Leonardo DiCaprio’s Rick Dalton, a one-time television star working to stay relevant in the business.

Pitt also starred in Tarantino’s 2009 film Inglourious Basterds and the actor appeared in True Romance, which Tarantino penned but did not direct.

The 92nd Annual Academy Awards are airing live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

By Ale Russian@russian_ale


 Keywords: Brad Pitt, Les Oscars

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