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Oscars 2020: Brad Pitt wins Best supporting actor for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Brad Pitt has won the best supporting actor in Oscars for his character Cliff Booth in the movie Once upon a time in Hollywood. The 92nd Academy Awards was held recently and stars of Hollywood were awarded with trophies in the prestigious Awards Ceremony. The competition for the supporting actor category was tough as talented actors like Tom Hanks, Al Pachino and Anthony Hopkins were nominated along with Brad Pitt.

Once Upon a Time has been set in the 1960’s background. It is directed by Quentin Tarantino and stars Leonardo Di Caprio in the lead role. Brad Pitt when received the award started his acceptance speech that mentioned Donald Trump. He said “They told me I only have 45 seconds up here,” said Pitt, “… which is 45 seconds more than the senate gave John Bolton this week.”

He dedicated his award to his kids and also expressed his love for them. He expressed that his kids are the color of his life and they make everything special for him. Without them his life is colorless and dull. He then went ahead to praise the director of the movie and said that he is a one of a kind person who knows how to make movie that can blow your mind away. He went ahead and praised Tarantino by saying “an original … one of a kind. The film industry would be a much drier place without you.” He also gave a shout-out to his parents, to stunt people, and to his co-star DiCaprio, on whose coattails he said he was “happy to ride … the view’s fantastic”.

Brad Pitt has already won other awards this year for his brilliant act in Once upon a Time in Hollywood. The award ceremonies that have honored him are the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild and the Baftas. Brad Pitt has been previously nominate for the best actor category and best supporting actor category but wasn’t lucky enough to win any award till date. This is his first Oscar and the actor was glad that Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was the first ever movie he got the Oscars for. This is his first Oscar Award as an actor but he has won an Oscar for his work as a producer before. He has won the category of Best Producer for the movie 12 Years a slave.

This award season has been a phenomenal one for Brad Pitt and he had already won Golden Globe and SAG award for the supporting role before getting the Oscar trophy. The Oscar award for the supporting actor category was expected because Brad Pitt had already won the trophies from other award ceremonies for the same role. Many critics and media outlets had already predicted that Brad Pitt would be the definite choice for the prestigious award. The actor was well deserving because he gave a brilliant performance in Once upon a time in Hollywood.

Once Upon a time in Hollywood also participated in the Cannes Film festival in 2019. The film managed to get 10 nominees in the Oscar ceremony and the movie has managed to grab $ 374 million worldwide. Once Upon a time in Hollywood consists of a stellar cast that includes DiCaprio, Pitt, Robbie, Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Austin Butler, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern, and Al Pacino. Al Pacino and Brad Pitt were battling for the same category but Brad Pitt managed to win the award for the supporting role. Brad Pitt is not just known for his great acting skills but is also known for his handsome appearance.

Teodora Torrendo
Teodora Torrendo
Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.

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