Academy Awards 2021

On Sunday, Brad Pitt presented the award for the Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the 2021 Oscars. Amanda Seyfried, Youn Yuh-jung, Glenn Close, Maria Bakalova and Olivia Colman were nominated for the high honor, but Yuh-jung took home the trophy for her role in ‘Minari.’

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One of the most “stars are just like us” moments at Sunday’s Academy Awards happened while Yuh-jung Youn was on stage becoming a winner among them.

“Mr. Brad Pitt, finally. It’s nice to meet you,” she said to crowd laughs after being presented the award for best supporting actress by Pitt, last year’s winner for best supporting actor. “Where were you while we were filming? It’s an honor to meet you.”
Youn, who won for her role in “Minari,” chalked up her reaction backstage to being star-struck. She’s been a longtime fan, she said, and “maybe I blacked out a couple of seconds.”

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Yuh-Jung Youn on the ‘Impossible Dream’ of Working Again with ‘Minari’ Exec Producer Brad Pitt

Youn met “Minari” executive producer Pitt for the first time during the Oscars ceremony on Sunday night.

Youn was also asked backstage about collaborating with “Minari” Plan B executive producer Brad Pitt, whom she met for the first time on Sunday night during the Oscars show, and what kind of film she’d want to next team with him on. “It will never happen with my English. I don’t dream [an] impossible dream. I don’t think so,” she said. “No answer.”

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Brad Pitt Joins Sandra Bullock in Paramount’s ‘Lost City of D’ in Cameo Role

Brad Pitt is reuniting with Sandra Bullock for Lost City of D, Paramount’s romantic action-adventure comedy that also stars Channing Tatum.

The move is actually a friendly quid pro quo as it follows Bullock making a cameo appearance in Pitt’s action movie Bullet Train, which recently wrapped production with director David Leitch shooting for Sony. When Bullock, who is producing as well as starring in D, saw an opportunity for a fun casting, she reached out to her pal, who said yes.

Adam and Aaron Nee are directing D, which is described as an old-fashioned star vehicle as well as a screwball adventure featuring mismatched leads, witty repartee and of course, romance.

Per the studio, the story centers on a reclusive romance novelist who is sure nothing could be worse than getting stuck on a book tour with her cover model. That is, until a kidnapping attempt sweeps them both into a cutthroat jungle adventure, proving life can be so much stranger, and more romantic, than any of her paperback fictions.

Bullock is the author while Tatum is the model. Pitt’s role is being kept hidden in the temple ruins, but it is said to be a cameo.

 
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Brad Pitt, Halle Berry, Harrison Ford and Reese Witherspoon to Present at 2021 Oscars

Several A-listers are set to present at this year’s socially-distanced Oscars ceremony.

Hollywood’s A-list will be out in force at the 2021 Oscars later this month.

Brad Pitt, Halle Berry, Harrison Ford and Reese Witherspoon are just a few of the stars announced as presenters at the awards show, airing on Sunday, April 25, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Monday.

Pitt, last year’s Best Supporting Actor winner, will also be joined by 2020 winners Renée Zellweger, Joaquin Phoenix and Laura Dern.

Also announced in the presenter line-up so far are Angela Bassett, Bong Joon Ho, Don Cheadle, Bryan Cranston, Regina King, Marlee Matlin, Rita Moreno and Zendaya.

“In keeping with our awards-show-as-a-movie approach, we’ve assembled a truly stellar cast of stars,” said show producers Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher and Steven Soderbergh in a statement. “There’s so much wattage here, sunglasses may be required.”

More presenters will be announced before the Oscars.

This year’s awards show will look markedly different from previous ceremonies with the producers planning on making the Oscars “look more like a movie, not a television show,” they said in a press release last month.

In March, producers sent a letter to nominees outlining several requirements for the upcoming show. In the letter, the three revealed those nominated will not have the option to Zoom into the live show.

“For those of you unable to attend because of scheduling or continued uneasiness about traveling, we want you to know there will not be an option to Zoom in for the show,” they said.

The letter continued, “We are going to great lengths to provide a safe and ENJOYABLE evening for all of you in person, as well as for all the millions of film fans around the world, and we feel the virtual thing will diminish those efforts.”

For those unable to attend, the Academy will accept the Oscar on behalf of the artist.

The show’s theme was also revealed as “Stories Matter,” with the producers asking talent to take part in interviews where they’ll share their own personal stories. The idea is to connect each person’s story at the award show.

The 93rd Academy Awards will air live on Sunday, April 25 starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on ABC.

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Enroot Launches with Wellness Teas Rooted in Heritage and Flavor

Enroot today launched its much-anticipated line of small-batch, slowly cold brewed, organic sparkling teas. The new beverages, consisting of five unique blends, pay homage to co-founder Cristina Patwa’s grandmother and her legacy as a farmer and food entrepreneur in the Philippines. Birthed in partnership with the James Beard Foundation, Enroot beverages are sustainably sourced and flavorfully combine organic teas, fruits and herbals to create a smooth, delicious tasting experience.

The female-led small business was founded by three friends, Cristina Patwa, John Fogelman and Brad Pitt, based on their shared passion for Food, Family and Farms, and a desire to help make a change in the food industry. As a public benefit corporation and pending certified B Corp, Enroot is a Sustaining Partner and proudly gives back to the James Beard Foundation’s Women’s Leadership Programs, which strives to address the lack of diversity and parity in the food and beverage industry.

“As admirers of the Foundation’s advocacy work, we collectively wanted to create a brand that is rooted in good flavor and intent – particularly by having a strong connection to our health, the earth and each other now more than ever,” said Pitt.

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Brad Pitt is a fashion designer now, thanks to Brioni

The Roman tailoring brand has collaborated with Brad Pitt on a new capsule collection and it’s as edgily refined as the Hollywood superstar himself

If you could dress like one celebrity for the rest of your life, who would it be? Are you a Crocs and sweatpants-clad Justin Belieber or are you more of a Jake “suit, tee’n’chain” Gyllenhaal kind of a guy? Perhaps you’re a fan of “Timmy” Chalamet’s Prada nylons or maybe you’re a chaps and braids chap, like Lil Nas X.

If you’re anything like us, however, you’ll most likely want to dress like Hollywood’s forever golden boy, Brad Pitt, until you croak. Not least because the man could wear, well, a body bag and still look improbably chic.

The good news is that for the first time ever Pitt has turned his hand to designing and the result is an eminently wearable seven-piece capsule collection created in collaboration with Kering-owned tailoring house Brioni.

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Brad Pitt Went from Playing a Stuntman to Doing His Own Stunts, Man

Last year, Brad Pitt reached a career high-water mark, nabbing the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his portrayal of a late ’60s stunt double of shaggy hair and few words in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood. Coincidence then that the 57-year-old has suddenly decided to pursue performing his own stunts with new vigor?

As Greg Rementer, the second-unit director and stunt coordinator on Pitt’s just-now-wrapping-production thriller Bullet Train, exclusively tells Vulture, the actor has been largely eschewing the services of a stunt double to portray a hitman named Ladybug in the film. “Brad did 95 percent of his physical stunts — the fighting,” Rementer says. “He’s like a natural-born athlete. He really got in there!”

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