Culminating a wildly successful awards season with a supporting-actor prize for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Brad Pitt said backstage at the Oscars Sunday evening he’s ready to get back to work.

“It’s been a really special run,” Pitt told reporters after collecting his first career performing Oscar. “I think right now … I think it’s time to disappear for a little while and get back to making things.”

In the film by Quentin Tarantino, Pitt portrayed stuntman Cliff Booth, who is also best friend to his longtime TV partner Rick Dalton, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, in 1969 Los Angeles. The film follows the pair as they struggle to make their way around an entertainment industry that has undergone dramatic change during their long careers, which are in their waning stages.

Pitt, 56, touched on politics in his on-stage acceptance speech, something he said he was hesitant to do, saying he is ironically shy in front of a big crowd.

“Historically I’ve been really tentative about speeches; they make me nervous,” Pitt said. “I have some very, very funny friends who helped me out with some laughs. It’s got to come from the heart.”

During his speech, Pitt criticized the U.S. Senate for opting against hearing witnesses in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

“I was really disappointed with this week,” Pitt said backstage at the Dolby Theatre. “I don’t think we should let it slide, and I’m very serious about that.”

Pitt won an Academy Award as a producer of “12 Years a Slave” in 2013, which won for best picture. But Sunday night’s win was his first as a performer. He was previously nominated for his supporting work in “12 Monkeys” and his lead roles in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and “Moneyball.”

His other career nominations were as a producer of best-picture nominees “Moneyball” and “The Big Short.”

Pitt swept the major supporting-actor prizes this year, winning Golden Globe, Critics Choice and Screen Actors Guild awards.

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