Oscar 2020: Pitt, Brad–Ad Astra, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Brad Pitt, arguably one of Hollywood’s two or three top male stars, appears this summer as the lead in James Gray’s sci-fi Ad Astra, as well as in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Though he has been nominated for three Oscars (two lead and one supporting), he has not won a competitive one yet.

Will this year–in which he renders not one but two Oscar-caliber performances–be the one in which he finally earns an Oscar nod?

Pitt is rather cool about it: “Every year, I see amazing talent getting acknowledged, and amazing talent not getting acknowledged.“

He summed up his attitude towards the industry’s most coveted award, noting: “When your name comes up it’s great, and when it doesn’t, it’s a usually a friend, so I’m happy, too.”