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Brad Pitt Just Won His Very First Oscar For Acting

Caitlyn Clancey 10 Feb 2020

Brad Pitt is walking away from the 92nd Academy Awards with an Oscar in his hands — his very first for acting!

Pitt, 56, just won the best supporting actor Oscar for his role as smart-mouthed stuntman Cliff Booth in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

This award season, Pitt has been sweeping the best supporting actor category.

He's already picked up statues at the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards, British Academy Film Awards, and now the Oscars for his role in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

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In his acceptance speech, Pitt paid tribute to director Quentin Tarantino, the stuntmen in Hollywood and, of course, his own children.

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“This is for my kids, who color everything I do,” he said. “I adore you.”

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He also gave his co-star, Leonardo DiCaprio, a sweet shout out.

Addressing his friend in the audience, Pitt told him, “I’ll ride on your coattails any day, man," earning a chuckle from the crowd.

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Pitt even took a moment to reflect on his own history with Hollywood.

He told the audience a story about going to the drive-in with his parents and then loading up a car to move to California in order to pursue his dreams as an actor.

“Once upon a time in Hollywood, ain’t that the truth," he said.

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Online, fans applauded the actor for finally winning his very first acting Oscar.

"I'm not really one to usually give a damn about the #Oscars but I really love #OnceUponATimeInHollywood," this user wrote. "Brad Pitt acted his ass off in that film and I loved his character. Can't believe this is his first acting Oscar. Well deserved. Gotta celebrate."

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So what's next for this seasoned actor, now that he's won his first acting Oscar?

As Vanity Fair reported, he told an Oscar aide backstage exactly what he wants to do next: “I was hoping to catch my breath."

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Although this is Pitt's first acting Oscar, it's not the first time he's been awarded the golden statue.

In 2014, he took home the Best Picture Oscar for the film 12 Years a Slave, for which he was a producer.

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He's also previously been nominated for best supporting actor for the film, 12 Monkeys.

His roles in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Moneyball earned him nominations in the best actor category twice.

Congratulations on your long-deserved win, Brad!

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