Brad Pitt Says His 45-Second Oscar Speech is '45 Seconds More' Than John Bolton Got at Trump Impeachment Trial

Brad Pitt won the first televised award at the Oscar awards on Sunday night for his supporting role in the movie Once Upon a Time ... In Hollywood. Pitt was the first to take the stage, and subsequently the first Hollywood actor to take a shot at the recent impeachment trial.

"They told me I only had 45 seconds, and that's 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week," Pitt said while giving his quick speech.

Pitt went on to thank the Academy, his children and especially those who coordinate stunts in the movies.

Pitt said he left his home for Hollywood, hoping to make it one day, and that the movie directed by Quentin Tarantino made his life come full circle.

The shot at impeachment hearings comes four days after the U.S. Senate rendered an acquittal for President Donald Trump after the Senate trial had no witnesses—per Republican insistence.

House Democrats began formal impeachment hearings against Trump in mid-November 2019, and the House drafted articles of impeachment nearly four weeks later. The Senate Trial began in January, and Democrats revealed that Bolton was a key witness in the case of Trump's call with Ukraine officials.

Senate Republicans declared Bolton would not testify, and that also they would not hear testimony from any witnesses.

The Senate acquitted Trump on Wednesday of this week, and Pitt was the first Hollywood elite to make a public slam of the administration—or Republicans—during the annual award show.

As for the movie itself, Once Upon a Time ... In Hollywood is about a flailing movie star at the end of the 1960s who was advised to make spaghetti western movies in Italy, but felt that was beneath his expertise and experience.

The cast of characters make their way back to a Hollywood scene that seems to be in full transition from the golden era of movies into the 1970s, and the movie has a long list of actors like Leonardo DiCaprio, Pitt, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, Luke Perry, Dakota Fanning and many more, according to the movie's IMDB.com page.

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Brad Pitt accepts the Actor in a Supporting Role award for 'Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood' onstage during the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images
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