Brad Pitt Leads a Sing-along for 'Selma' Star David Oyelowo

by Jackie Willis 5:47 AM PST, January 05, 2015
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Brad Pitt has a new "Name Game Song" that will help us all pronounce Selma star David Oyelowo's name correctly.

"Tonight we celebrate an actor brave enough to step into the shoes of Martin Luther King," Pitt said while presenting Oyelowo with the Breakthrough Performance Award for an Actor at the 2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival awards Gala on Saturday. "I know there is one lingering question in the back of your minds. And that question is, 'How the hell do you pronounce his name?'"

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Pitt, an executive producer of Selma, then initiated a sing-along to help the audience get the Oscar contender's name right. He used the "Olé, Olé, Olé" and Coldplay's "Yellow" to demonstrate the correct pronunciation of Oyelowo.

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The 38-year-old actor seemed thrilled with Pitt's introduction, telling the crowd upon accepting his award, "You know you've broken through when Brad Pitt sings your name!"

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While the 51-year-old A-lister was leading the audience in a sing-along, some may have noticed that his nails were painted different colors. Is this the artwork of one or more of his six children?

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ET recently caught up with Pitt and his kids at the premiere of his wife Angelina Jolie's film Unbroken. See the star dote on his new wife and her movie-making skills.