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Oscar liveblog: Christoph Waltz disappoints

March 7, 2010 |  5:55 pm


5:52 PM: Oh, the humanity. After months of having way too much fun with the name of the award he has just won, best supporting actor Christoph Waltz gives us nothing more than an "Oscar and Penelope -- that's an uber-bingo!" when it comes time to accept his Oscar. No Oscar Meyer, no Oscar the Grouch, no Oscar Gamble.

On the plus side, he does waterboard another metaphor with Quentin Tarantino as a "fearless exporer (who) took this ship across and brought it in with flying colors."

Also, we're told in the press room that Waltz won't come back stage until the end of the show instead of right now. So maybe he'll scribble something down in the interim.

--Steven Zeitchik

Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

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Is it self-absorption, or why is it that the thought hasn't occurred to you that a German actor (who also happens to live in Germany) isn't overly aware of American kids' tv puppets or American meat producers and thus refrains from mentioning any of those in his award acceptance speech?
How many German kids' tv show characters could you name? And how many meat producers?
Probably none.

So stop being "Oscar the Grouch" and give Mister Waltz the appreciation and the respect his outstanding acting ability deserves.

To Peter Silie -- Waltz is NOT a "German" actor: he is an Austrian, born and raised in Vienna to Austrian parents. Also, Waltz has been living mainly in London for quite some time now and Germany (Berlin, to be more precise) has only been his second home of sorts for a few years. As an Austrian, let me please ask you to refrain from the "Vereinnahmung" that some Germans seem to like to practice vis-a-vis famous Austrians (the opposite practice exists too and is just as silly)

Waltz' speech was one of the best of the night once again. Shorter this time, but delivered beautifully. Steven, your stupidity is only surpassed by your ignorance.

Cool story, /b/ro!

We should all be grateful the academy recognized a foreign actor, a rare enough occurrence in hollywood. He put in years of hard work, and his speech showed passion and grace. Mr. Waltz earned the right to say whatever he wants.


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