- The Washington Times
Sunday, February 9, 2020

In the first acceptance speech of the night, Brad Pitt made sure Sunday’s Oscar ceremony went political.

Mr. Pitt won the best supporting actor prize for his role in “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood” and immediately noted that he had 45 seconds for his acceptance speech.

“That’s 45 seconds more than John Bolton got” before the U.S. Senate, he said to a round of applause.

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The Republican-led Senate voted last month not to hear from the former national security adviser or other new witnesses who were not included in the House’s impeachment indictment against President Trump. The chamber acquitted Mr. Trump on a mostly party-line vote last week.

Maybe in the future, Mr. Pitt suggested, his director Quentin Tarantino “makes a movie about it and the adults do the right thing.”

In both “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” and his “Inglourious Basterds,” which also starred Mr. Pitt, Mr. Tarantino has taken historical stories — the Manson Murders and World War II, respectively — and made movies with different endings.

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