Critics' Choice Awards 2020: Brad Pitt wins Best Supporting Actor, fans say he is getting closer to Oscar win
Just as presenter Lupita Nyong'o was about to accept it on his behalf, Tarantino jumped on stage to say he agrees with the critics for the first time
Brad Pitt just won the Critics' Choice Award for his role in 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' after his Golden Globes 2020 win. The actor has been lauded for playing the role of Cliff Booth in Quentin Tarantino's ninth movie.
The actor wasn't present at the ceremony in Santa Monica, California, on January 12. Just as presenter Lupita Nyong'o was about to accept it on his behalf, Tarantino jumped on stage and said, "I agree with the critics for the very first time!"
Fans are excited after the actor's win and have been posting a series of tweets. "BRAD!!! He is going for everything, I really hope he gets them all!!!" one fan posted and another one said, "Best Supporting Actor: Brad Pitt. Brad’s not here so we get Quentin Tarantino. 'I agree with the critics for the very first time'."
Predicting that this trophy cements his win at the Academy Awards 2020, one fan predicted, "Best Supporting Actor goes to Brad Pitt in #OUATIH. I mean, if his #Oscar win needed to be further cemented...," and another wrote, "Brad Pitt getting closer to that Oscar."
Complimenting the actor's "versatility", another viewer posted, "Yes on Brad Pitt Best Actor win. He shows his versatility again. You've gotta see @OnceInHollywood."
"Just accidentally ran into Quentin Tarantino after he accepted a #CriticsChoice award for Brad Pitt... Is this even real life?" one fan posted and another wrote, "Anyone else kind of put off by Quentin Tarantino jumping on stage to take Brad Pitt's award when he couldn't attend? There was no reason for it other than for him to humblebrag."
The other nominees for Best Supporting Actor were Willem Dafoe ('The Lighthouse'), Tom Hanks ('A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood'), Anthony Hopkins ('The Two Popes'), Al Pacino ('The Irishman') and Joe Pesci ('The Irishman').