Brad Pitt’s Oscar win on Sunday marks a fitting comeback for the veteran actor whose personal life, rather than his on-screen roles, have dominated headlines in recent years.
Pitt won the golden statuette for his role as a laid-back fading stuntman in Quentin Tarantino’s ode to 1960s Tinseltown, “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood.”
“This is incredible, really incredible,” the 56-year-old said as he accepted the award — his first Academy Award for acting after more than 30 years in showbiz and three previous performance nominations.
“They told me I only have 45 seconds up here, which is 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week,” he said, in reference to President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.
“I’m thinking maybe Quentin does a movie about it — in the end, the adults do the right thing.”
His quips were the latest in a string of pithy, often funny speeches delivered as he swept a glut of prizes this award season including a Golden Globe, targeting everything from divorce to Prince Harry.
On Sunday, he bested a crowded field of four former Oscar winners — Joe Pesci and Al Pacino for Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” Anthony Hopkins (“The Two Popes”) and Tom Hanks (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”).
But it was not his first Oscar — he won a best picture prize in 2014 as one of the producers of “12 Years a Slave.”
Pitt’s performance in “Once Upon a Time…” earned him rave reviews, with Britain’s Sunday Times describing it as the best by a movie star in 2019.
The award is a well-earned win for the Hollywood heartthrob, who has kept a low profile since 2016 as he went through a messy divorce with Angelina Jolie and a bitter custody battle over their six children.
Pitt faced accusations of child abuse, heavy drinking and drug use.
Since then, he has talked at length about getting sober, and attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings for a year and a half after having “taken things as far as I could take” them.
“This is for my kids who color everything I do. I adore you,” he said Sunday.
Even before his relationship with Jolie, Pitt has endured the constant tabloid spotlight — especially during his engagement to Gwyneth Paltrow and subsequent marriage to Jennifer Aniston.
“In the 90s, all that attention really threw me,” Pitt told The New York Times in an interview last year.
“It was really uncomfortable for me, the cacophony of expectations and judgments. I really became a bit of a hermit and just bonged myself into oblivion.”
BBN 2020: Did Erica and Kiddwaya Actually Had Sex Under the Duvet? (See for Yourself)
Erica and Kiddwaya were caught live on camera last night getting busy under the duvet while their fellow housemates slept.
They seemed to be in the mood all evening after they were spotted in a viral video, kissing and touching each other. Shortly after that, the couple proceeded to their bed where they had a conversation before going under the duvet.
From her facial expressions, it’s clear Kiddiwaya had hit the “gold mine”.
Ka3na & Lilo Become First BBN 2020 Housemates to Bite the Dust
The vacation is finally over for Lockdown housemates with the just concluded first eviction show of the season.
In a surprising turn of events, Big Brother announced that it was going to be a double eviction after unveiling Lilo, Eric, Ka3na and Praise as the least voted housemates of the week.
At the mercy of the safe housemates, the intense voting sessions began with BrightO who selected Eric and Ka3na. Nengi opted for Praise and Ka3na while the rest of the housemates voted away from public view.
A majority of the housemates clearly voted out Ka3na and Lilo who Ebuka announced as the first Lockdown housemates to leave the show.
For the newly evicted housemates, the future is filled with opportunities.
While Lilo shared her plans to focus on her business and get a Masters degree, Ka3na revealed it is her brand all the way.
Interestingly, both housemates got into some entanglement while in the house especially Lilo who stuck to Eric throughout her short stay despite revealing she had something serious outside the show. Ka3na, on the other hand, got briefly involved with Praise during the week.
How Query about Dinner Ruined Eric and Lilo’s High Romantic Session Under Sheets
While housemates slumbered, Eric and Lilo thrilled viewers with a very steamy late night kissing session.
The lovebirds got a little intense after a muffled conversation that got Lilo another microphone infringement warning from Big Brother. It was almost as though things would swiftly move to the next level until Laycon’s query about a piece of chicken for the dinner ruined the moment.
Night crawlers who caught the couple’s under the sheets moment took to Twitter to react to their officially consummated ship.