This next category honors the supporting stars (because every character needs a badass sidekick).
Tonight, the 92nd annual Academy Awards took place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. During the ceremony, Brad Pitt won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for playing Cliff Booth in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
He beat out fellow nominees Tom Hanks for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (played Fred Rogers), Anthony Hopkins for The Two Popes (played Pope Benedict XVI), Al Pacino for The Irishman (played Jimmy Hoffa) and Joe Pesci for The Irishman (played Russell Bufalino).
The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor has been around since the 9th annual ceremony in 1937. Traditionally, the statuette is presented by last year’s winner.
Previous winners include Mahershala Ali for Green Book and Moonlight, Sam Rockwell for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Mark Rylance for Bridge of Spies, J. K. Simmons for Whiplash, Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club, Christoph Waltz for Django Unchained, Christopher Plummer for Beginners and Christian Bale for The Fighter.
Walter Brennan (Come and Get It) received the first-ever award in this category and currently holds the record for most wins (three). He’s followed by a seven-way tie between Ali, Waltz, Michael Caine, Melvyn Douglas, Anthony Quinn, Jason Robards and Peter Ustinov.
Bet Pitt can’t wait for the after-party.