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