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Brad Pitt holds sing-along to teach pronunciation of David Oyelowo's name

Selma actor won breakthrough award at Palm Springs Film Fest


David Oyelowo won a Palm Springs Film Festival award for his portrayal of Martin Luther King Jr. this past weekend.

Brad Pitt, a producer of the movie Selma, was on hand to present the award and took the opportunity to teach the audience how to pronounce David's last name.

"With any great performance comes controversy and questions. I know that there is one lingering question in the back of your minds. It's a fundamental question - I think it's only fair that we air it out tonight - and that question is: how the hell do you pronounce his name?"

Here is the full list of winners:

Breakthrough Performance Award: Rosamund Pike for Gone Girl

Breakthrough Performance Award: David Oyelowo for Selma

Chairman's Award: Reese Witherspoon for Wild

Desert Palm Achievement Award: Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything

Desert Palm Achievement Award: Julianne Moore for Still Alice

Director of the Year Award: Alejandro G. Inarritu for Birdman

Ensemble Performance Award: The Imitation Game

Spotlight Award: J.K. Simmons for Whiplash

Sonny Bono Visionary Award: Richard Linklater for Boyhood

Icon Award: Robert Duvall

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