The Oscar Academy Award Ceremony was a big night for Austria. The Viennese-born actor Christoph Waltz is awarded with the Oscar for the Best Supporting Actor in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. This is already the second time for the 56 year-old Austrian, who won the Academy Award 2010 for his performance in Inglourious Basterds, also a Tarantino film.
Michael Haneke, after his nomination in the category Best Foreign Film in 2010 with The White Ribbon, this year indeed the Oscar of this category goes to the renowned Austrian director. Haneke’s the multiple award-winning drama Amour tackling death and aging became the second Austrian movie to capture the Academy Award. In 2008, Stefan Ruzowitzky won the Oscar for the Best Foreign Film with the second world war drama The Counterfeiters. Austria until 2013 holds 121 Oscar nominations in film history and this year is especially moved, Hollywoodreporters acknowledge the big night for Austria.
Overwhelmingly, Austrian political parties, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry for Science and Research, the President, the Chancellor, the Austrian Film Academy, the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, the Austrian Public Broadcasting,the Austrian Film Institute, and many many more congratulate the Austrian Academy Award winners. The internet portal of Vienna City provides an article in English: Oscars for Haneke and Waltz – VIENNA – NOW OR NEVER.