AceShowbiz - The Academy has handed out the first trophy at the 92nd annual Academy Awards, which is currently ongoing at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The first category to be announced was Best Supporting Actor, which went to Brad Pitt for his role in "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood".
It's the first acting Oscar for the 56-year-old actor after four nominations. He was previously nominated as an actor for his role in "12 Monkeys" (1995), "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (2008) and "Moneyball" (2011). He won an Oscar as producer on the best picture winner "12 Years a Slave" in 2014.
Taking the stage to accept his award, 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." He continued joking about Donald Trump's impeachment trial, "I'm thinkin' maybe Quentin does a movie about it. In the end, the adults do the right thing."
He then thanked the movie's director Quentin Tarantino and Hollywood's stunt community. He also paid tribute to his children, "This is for my kids who color everything I do," he said. "I adore you."
For the Best Supporting Actor award, Pitt beat out other nominees, including Tom Hanks ("A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood"), Al Pacino ("The Irishman"), Anthony Hopkins ("The Two Popes" and Joe Pesci ("The Irishman).
"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" has already won its second win at the Academy Awards for Best Production Design, thanks to Barbara Ling and Nancy Haigh's works. Other early winners at the Sunday, February 9 event included "Toy Story 4" as Best Animated Feature Film and "Hair Love" as Best Animated Short Film.
The 2020 Academy Awards is going without a host, marking the second year in a row for the annual prize-giving event.