Oscars 2013: Christoph Waltz wins best supporting actor

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


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


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.


“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.”