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Awards Watch: Christoph Waltz Kills on SNL, Jacki Weaver on NPR, Ang Lee on Nightline

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood February 17, 2013 at 3:49PM

In the final phase of the Oscar campaign, Christoph Waltz twinkled on SNL last night, in one of the best episodes of the season. Nominated for Best Supporting Actor for "Django Unchained," Waltz's best sketch of the evening was a send up of Tarantino's "revenge fantasy" with "Djesus Uncrossed." With a million dollar grin on his face, the Austrian actor teased his country a bit in the opening monologue - posted below along with "Djesus."
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Christoph Waltz on SNL
CWaltz on SNL

In the final phase of the Oscar campaign, Christoph Waltz twinkled on SNL last night, in one of the best episodes of the season.  Nominated for Best Supporting Actor for "Django Unchained," Waltz's best sketch of the evening was a send up of Tarantino's "revenge fantasy," "Djesus Uncrossed."  With a million-dollar grin on his face, the Austrian actor teased his country a bit in the opening monologue -- posted below along with "Djesus."

- Nominated for Best Director for "Life of Pi," Ang Lee made an appearance on ABC's Nightline to discuss the obsessive, detail-oriented work required for the film. Watching the clips from his movie, Lee acts like he's hosting a magic show, revealing what was real and what was not.  He also recounts that he loved the book, but didn't see it as a movie at all -- a thought that kept haunting him and ultimately drove his desire to bring the novel to the big screen.  Watch the charming interview here or below.

Jacki Weaver


- Jacki Weaver, nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in "Silver Linings Playbook" spoke on NPR about working with Robert De Niro and David O. Russell, who she calls "the actor whisperer."  In one of the highlights of the interview, she says that she imagined the role as someone like herself from the moment she read the script: "Dolores looked to me exactly like I looked. She looked like a buxom, cuddly redhead who still cared about the way she looked, but had had her share of cares and worries."  She also says of her second Oscar nomination (she was nominated for "Animal Kingdom" two years ago), "a lovely American journalist said to me, 'Your second Oscar nomination means that the first one was not a fluke.'" Listen here.

For some more catch up on the race, The Reelist has gathered hundreds of the best articles covering the 2013 Academy Awards; pursue at your leisure, here.

This article is related to: Ang Lee, Christoph Waltz, Jacki Weaver, Awards, Academy Awards, Awards, Awards, Television, Television, TV Videos, Life of Pi, Django Unchained, Silver Linings Playbook


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