Oscars 2013: Christoph Waltz wins best supporting actor

The Django Unchained actor takes home the prize for his role as Dr King Schultz

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Christoph Waltz has won the first Oscar of the 2013 ceremony for best supporting actor. 

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The 56-year-old – who played Dr King Schultz in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained – had already picked up awards at the Golden Globes and Baftas for best supporting actor. 

After accepting his award, Waltz said: “My unlimited gratitude goes to Dr King Schultz, that is of course to his creator and the creator of his awe-inspiring world, Quentin Tarantino. I thank Jamie Foxx and Leo Dicaprio, Samuel L. Jackson and Kerri Washington.

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“We’ve participated in a hero’s journey – the hero here being Quentin. You scale the mountain because you’re not afraid of it. You cross through fire because it’s worth it – I borrowed my character’s words, sorry I couldn’t resist.”