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Christoph Waltz wins best supporting actor Oscar

Posted on Feb 25, 10:35AM | IANS

Los Angeles, Feb 25 : Christoph Waltz picked up the best supporting actor trophy for "Django Unchained" at the 85th Academy Awards ceremony.

Waltz, 56, played Dr. King Schultz, a German bounty hunter in the pre-Civil War South who buys a slave to assist him with his work, in Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained".

This is Waltz's second Oscar award. He won the first for his supporting role in the 2009 film "Inglorius Basterds".

For this year's Oscar statuette, he pipped Alan Arkin ("Argo"), Robert De Niro ("Silver Linings Playbook"), Philip Seymour Hoffman ("The Master") and Tommy Lee Jones ("Lincoln").