Los Angeles: Brad Pitt has won this year’s Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars, winning for his performance in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Following the trend, Pitt too dived in political waters while giving his acceptance speech and called out the Trump impeachment trial for blocking the testimony of former national security adviser John Bolton.Also Read - Oscars 2020: Natalie Portman's Cape Features Names of Female Directors Snubbed by The Academy
“They told me I only had 45 seconds, and that’s 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 said while giving his speech. Also Read - Oscars 2020 Red Carpet: Laura Dern, Scarlett Johansson, Penelope Cruz Lead The Fashion Brigade
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Pitt also went on to further pay tribute to Tarantino: “Tarantino, you are original, you are one of a kind. The film industry would be a much drier place without you.”
Meanwhile, according to USA Today, Pitt making a reference to the impeachment, told reporters later backstage, “I was really disappointed with this week…It’s a sad day and I don’t think we should let it slide.”
With his speech, Pitt has become the first Hollywood actor to take a shot at the recent impeachment trial.
No witnesses were called in Trump’s impeachment trial, for which he was ultimately acquitted by the Senate in a vote across party lines.
Donald Trump became the third US President to have faced impeachment trial and subsequently survived. Had he been impeached, Vice President Mike Pence would have become the President.