Congratulations are in order to your imaginary husband, Brad Pitt, who despite a stellar career in Hollywood starring in some of the industry’s most iconic films, just won an acting Oscar for the very first time at Sunday night’s Academy Awards.
Pitt accepted the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood, where he played Cliff Booth, best friend, personal driver and stuntman to Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio).
Taking to the stage for his acceptance speech, the 56-year-old thanked Tarantino, DiCaprio, and his children.
“This is incredible. Really incredible. Thank you to the Academy for this honour of honours. They told me I only have 45 seconds up here, which is 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week,” Pitt said to much laughter and applause, adding: “I am thinking maybe Quentin does a movie about it and in the end the adults do the right thing.”
He continued: “This really is about Quentin Tarantino; you are original, you are one of a kind. The film industry would be a much dryer place without you and I love those the ethos you gave Cliff Booth.”
Speaking to his co-star, he said: “Leo, I will ride on your coattails any day, man. The view is fantastic.”
As he began to wrap up his moment on stage, Pitt became visibly choked up in thanking his six children, Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, and twins Vivienne and Knox.
“This is for my kids who colour everything I do. I adore you. Thank you.”
Pitt previously won an Academy Award for his role as a producer on Best Picture winner Twelve Years a Slave back in 2014. He was also nominated as a producer on The Big Short in 2016.
Pitt has received nominations for acting roles in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Moneyball, and Twelve Monkeys, though this is the first time he’s claimed the statue.
All other nominees in his category, which included Joe Pesci and Al Pacino for The Irishman, Tom Hanks for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, and Anthony Hopkins for The Two Popes, are all previous Oscar winners.