ET also caught up with his Tree of Life co-star Jessica Chastain, who was recognized as Best Supporting Actress for an impressive three films, including The Help and Take Shelter.
"It's surprising and shocking, and I'm surprised to be here even right now," Chastain said.
The New York Film Critics Circle Awards is particularly meaningful to the 30-year-old actress, who studied at Julliard.
"It means a lot to me because, you know, I studied at Julliard and I moved here to this big city and it kind of opened my world to film and different kinds of art. And to be recognized by this group, it really is full circle, and it's really encouraging."
Check out the video to hear more from Chastain about Pitt's recent injury, and an interview with the Best Picture winner, The Artist star Jean Dujardin.