Brad Pitt Dedicates Oscar Win to His 6 Kids in Emotional Speech


Brad Pitt is golden.

As expected, the 56-year-old won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in “Once Upon A Time … in Hollywood” at the Academy Awards on Sunday.

During his acceptance speech, Pitt reflected on his over 30 years in the industry and gave props to his parents, his "Thelma & Louise" co-star Geena Davis, and the film’s director Ridley Scott.

“Listen, I’ve been gobsmacked. I’m not one to look back but this has made me do so,” he told the audience in the Dolby Theatre. “And I think my folks taking me to the drive-in to see 'Butch and Sundance' and loading up my car and moving out here, to Geena and Ridley giving me my first shot, to all the wonderful people I’ve met along the way to stand here now.”

But it was toward the end where he appeared to get choked up as he dedicated his win to his six children.

"Once upon a time in Hollywood, ain't that the truth,” he continued. “This is for my kids who color everything I do. I adore you."

Pitt shares Maddox, 18, Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 13, and 11-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne with ex-wife Angelina Jolie.

Later, in a RADIO.COM exclusive interview, Pitt opened up about his relationship with architect Frank Gehry, explaining that he may have the key to a great life. "I'm fortunate to be friends with Frank Gehry. He's 90 years old, and still he's got verve, and I just saw this building he did - it's one of the best things he's ever done. It's phenomenal. He's got a great family and a great love and I'm kind of thinking that may be the answer - staying creative and and hanging with your loved ones," Pitt said.

Although none of his family members joined him at the ceremony, Pitt looked especially dapper decked out in a classic tuxedo with a black velvet jacket.

While the father of six previously won an Oscar for producing 2014 Best Picture winner “12 Years A Slave,” this was his first in an acting category.

To take home Best Supporting Actor, Pitt beat out Joe Pesci (“The Irishman”), Anthony Hopkins (“The Two Popes”), Al Pacino (“The Irishman”) and Tom Hanks (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”).

Other big winners of the night include Renée Zellweger ("Judy") for Best Actress, Joaquin Phoenix ("Joker") for Best Actor and Laura Dern ("Marriage Story") for Best Supporting Actress.

"Parasite" made history by becoming the first foreign-language movie to win Best Picture. The South Korean film also took home Best International Feature and Best Director for Boon Joon Ho.

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