The pair's friendship makes sense, and is especially meaningful given the circumstances. This is Pitt's first acting Oscar (after previously winning an Oscar as a producer on 12 Years a Slave). It comes one year after King won her first Oscar for If Beale Street Could Talk, which Pitt executive produced.
As the duo walked off stage, fans couldn't help but swoon over their effortless and immediate chemistry, as they talked with giddy excitement about Pitt's big win. King even planted a heartfelt kiss on Pitt's cheek while they exited and walked arm in arm backstage.
Needless to say, their adorable friendship sent fans into a frenzy, with many Twitter users hoping they land a romantic comedy sometime in the near future.
My favorite thing about award shows is fantasizing about the movies the different pairings could make. What’s this movie, starring Regina King and Brad Pitt, about? Who’s writing it? #Oscarspic.twitter.com/oqo18GnqhX