Brad Pitt has set hearts aflutter at this year's SAG Awards after winning Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood'.
Beginning his acceptance speech with some lighthearted fun, Pitt told the audience, “I’ve got to add this to my Tinder profile.”
He went on to joke about the director, Quentin Tarantino’s apparent foot fetish while thanking his co-stars. “I want to thank my co-stars Leo, Margot Robbie, Margot Robbie’s feet, Margaret Qualley’s feet, Dakota Fanning’s feet. Seriously, Quentin has separated more women from their shoes than the TSA.”
And the internet is loving it. Soon, Twitter exploded with comments on the actor’s speech, claiming that Pitt may just be the hero of the night.
And Pitt’s speech was only the beginning. His ex partner Jennifer Aniston also won the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her role on 'The Morning Show'.
Aniston was visibly shocked as she accepted the award. During her acceptance speech she told the audience, “This is so unbelievable...to be up here is truly an honour.” Aniston also thanked The Morning Show’s head writer Carrie Aaron and director Mimi Lede. Speaking directly to her co-star and “partner in crime”, Reese Witherspoon, Aniston said, “I love you girl! It took twenty years but we did it, finally.”
Social media is in a frenzy as fans voice their support of Aniston for the win. And it got just a little more exciting as footage emerged of Aniston’s ex-husband, Pitt watching the win from backstage. Photographs of the couple congratulating each other after their wins has also melted quite a few hearts.
The other big moment of the night was Robert De Niro being presented with the SAG Life Achievement Award. De Niro got political during his acceptance speech to highlight the need for unions.
He told the audience, “Political leaders who support unions are more likely to support the affordable care act, equitable taxes, humane immigration regulations, a safe environment and diverse citizenry, reproductive rights, sensible gun control, fair wages and benefits. We owe them our support and we owe them our vote.” Pointing out what he called a “dire” situation, he pledged to use his voice whenever he sees a blatant abuse of power.