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Oscars 2013: Christoph Waltz stuns with Best Supporting Actor win

Sorry, Tommy Lee Jones? Are you still laughing?

By Kate Erbland Feb 24, 2013 7:57PM

Just minutes after Tommy Lee Jones cracked a smile for (probably) the first time during the seemingly never-ending awards season, the relative favorite for the Best Supporting Actor award lost out to Christoph Waltz of "Django Unchained."

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While the Best Supporting Actor category was considered the acting category most hard to accurately target a winner for, Waltz was never really considered to be a frontrunner - that honor belonged to both Jones (for "Lincoln") and Robert De Niro (for "Silver Linings Playbook"). The win is Waltz's second Oscar, and it is also his second Best Supporting Actor win for his work in a Quentin Tarantino film.

Waltz's win also guarantees that, even if the other three "Silver Linings Playbook" nominees - Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jacki Weaver - win the statuette in their respective categories, an acting sweep is no longer in the cards for the David O. Russell film.

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Feb 27, 2013 10:23AM
He totally deserved that Oscar too! Excellent job Mr. Waltz!
Feb 26, 2013 4:02PM
Does not winning the Golden Globe and BAFTA awards mean anything? Robert De Niro won nothing the entire season. Maybe not so much of a surprise after all.
Feb 24, 2013 10:18PM
The entire program this year is boring and at times the actors seem nervous and strained.
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