Brad Pitt took home the Oscar for best supporting actor for “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” and decided maybe the moment wasn’t the best time to continue his awards season joke fest.
“This is incredible, really incredible,” Pitt said, thanking the Academy.
He touched on politics for a few seconds, telling the crowd:
“They told me I only have 45 seconds up here, which is 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week. I’m thinking maybe Quentin does a movie about it. In the end, the adults do the right thing.”
Pitt went on to call director Quentin Tarantino an “original” and “one of a kind.”
He reminded everyone to “look for the best in people, expect the worst, but look for the best.”
He also thanked the cast and crew of the movie, and his costar Leonardo DiCaprio, telling him he’d “ride on your coattails forever.”
This whole awards season has had Pitt thinking about how he got here, he said, like “loading up my car and moving out here,” then landing the role in “Thelma & Louise.”
“Once upon a time in Hollywood, ain’t that the truth,” he said.
Pitt also thanks his “folks” and his kids, “who color everything I do, I adore you.”