Brad Pitt tears up as he dedicates his first Oscars win to children
Brad Pitt teared up as he dedicated his first Oscars win to his children at last night's Academy Awards.
There, the veteran star won the award for best supporting actor for his role in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. This is the first acting Oscar he has won, having previously received the award for Twelve Years a Slave, which he co-produced.
While the actor has become known in recent weeks for using his run of wins to make some truly hilarious jokes, this time, he went for a more sentimental and emotional approach and dedicated the Oscar to his six children.
Watch Pitt dedicate his Oscar to his children below:
"I'm a [bit gobsmacked]. I'm not one to look back but this has made me do so and I'm thinking of my folks taking me to the drive in to see 'Butch and Sundance' and loading up my car and moving out here and Geena and Ridley giving me my first shot to all the wonderful people I've met along the way," Pitt said.
"To say I'm here now... Once Upon a Time in Hollywood... ain't that the truth."
"This is for my kids who color everything I do. I adore you," he said.
The 56-year-old actor shares six children with his ex-wife Angelina Jolie: Maddox, 18, Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 13, and Vivienne and Knox, both 11.
After a turbulent few years in his personal life, Pitt has turned his life around, and he honored his friend Bradley Cooper for helping him to get sober in his SAG acceptance speech last month.
Watch it below:
Little is known about Pitt's journey to sobriety, but he first spoke about the havoc addiction wreaked in his personal life in a GQ interview in 2017, saying that while he enjoyed wine, he "didn't want to live that way any more."
As per a more recent interview in The New York Times, the actor revealed that he spent nearly two years in Alcoholics Anonymous after his split from his second wife, Angelina Jolie.
"I had taken things as far as I could take it, so I removed my drinking privileges," he said. "You had all these men sitting around being open and honest in a way I have never heard. It was this safe space where there was little judgment, and therefore little judgment of yourself."