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Brad Pitt calls out Trump impeachment trial in speech for his first-ever Oscars acting win

'I only have 45 seconds up here, which is 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week...'


Stacey Ritzen


Posted on Feb 9, 2020   Updated on May 19, 2021, 3:56 pm CDT

Brad Pitt made, well, Brad Pitt history tonight when the A-list actor took home the Academy Award for a best supporting role in Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood—his seventh Oscar nomination but first win for an individual acting Oscar. This was a huge milestone for Pitt, however, in the very first acceptance speech of Sunday night’s awards ceremony, he decided to make a political statement while accepting his award.

“Thank you to the Academy for this honor of honors,” Pitt said, as he approached the podium, before launching a blow at the recent Senate impeachment hearings this week that seemingly acquitted President Donald Trump.

“They told me I only have 45 seconds up here, which is 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week,” he quipped.

“I’m thinking maybe Quentin makes a movie about it, in the end, the adults do the right thing,” he added, before going on to honor the independent filmmaker.

While an actor going political during an acceptance speech is not exactly rare in Hollywood, Pitt using this landmark occasion to sound off against the current administration did not go unnoticed on Twitter.

So it was hardly surprising when “Brad Pitt” began trending on Twitter, as many colleagues and users began sounding off with jokes, memes, and accolades.

Trusting the adults to do the right thing is pretty much all we can hope for at this point. But if the GOP isn’t going to listen to the American people, what hope does Brad Itt have at this point? 2020 should be an interesting year, to say the absolute least.


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*First Published: Feb 9, 2020, 8:34 pm CST