Christoph Waltz Takes Home Oscar As Best Supporting Actor

March 8th, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
actorLos Angeles, Mar 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Austrian actor Christoph Waltz won the award in the Best Supporting Actor category for his amazing portrayal of a Nazi officer Hans Landa in the Quentin Tarantino directed much acclaimed flick “Inglourious Basterds” at the 82nd Academy Awards ceremony, which was held on Sunday night.

The recognition was indeed very special for the 53 year actor as this was the first Oscar award that he was able to take home. The actor was widely appreciated for his role in the World War 2 saga as the cunning Colonel Hans Landa, who is known for his diabolical intentions and is the main villain of the flick apart from Adolf Hitler. Meanwhile, in order to win the much coveted trophy, the veteran stage and television actor had to beat actors such as Woody Harrelson for “The Messenger”, Christopher Plummer for “The Last Station”, Matt Damon for “Invictus” and Stanley Tucci for “The Lovely Bones”. While accepting the first Academy award of his career, Christoph Waltz, who was visibly delighted to have been declared the winner, thanked everyone present to have bestowed him with the honor. At the same time, the actor also expressed the how a number of people- from Brad Pitt to director Quentin Tarantino, had played a pivotal role in his success.

However, Christoph Waltz’s win at the Oscars does not come as a surprise given the fact that he has swept honors for his role in the flick at the Cannes film Festival, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Golden Globes as well as a number of critics choice awards.

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