Golden Globe Awards: Christoph Waltz of 'Django Unchained' wins Supporting Actor - Drama
Christoph Waltz has won the 2013 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for his role in "Django Unchained," marking his second win and second nomination.
The winners were announced at a ceremony in Los Angeles on January 13. Waltz beat co-star Leonardo DiCaprio, Philip Seymour Hoffman of "The Master," Tommy Lee Jones of "Lincoln" and Alan Arkin of "Argo."
"Quentin, you know that my indebtedness to you and my gratitude knows no words," Waltz said in his acceptance speech. "You entrusted me with this character an you took me on this ... journey."
Quentin Tarantino's film "Django Unchained" stars Jamie Foxx as the title character, an African-American slave who is bought by Waltz' character, a bounty hunter known to most as a dentist named Dr. King Schultz. They strike a deal in which Django will help him with his work and in exchange, Schultz will help him find and free his wife, Broomhilda, played by Kerry Washington, from an evil plantation owner, played by DiCaprio.
Waltz won his first Golden Globe as well as his first Oscar for his role as a Nazi officer in Tarantino's 2009 film "Inglorious Basterds."
"Django Unchained: earned five Golden Globe nominations, including Best Director and Best Screenplay.
The movie has stirred controversy over not only its sensitive subject matter, but its repeated use of a racial slur throughout the film. Director Spike Lee, a longtime advocate of civil rights known for helming the 1992 film "Malcolm X," said in December that he would boycott the movie, adding on his Twitter page: "American Slavery Was Not A Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western.It Was A Holocaust.My Ancestors Are Slaves.Stolen From Africa.I Will Honor Them. (sic)"
Tarantino addressed the controversy over the use of the racial slur, telling MTV News: "I think it's kind of ridiculous because no one can actually say with a straight face that we use the word more than it was used in 1858 in Mississippi, so since they can't say that, what they're basically saying is, 'I should lie, I should pretty it up. I should lie' and I don't lie when it comes to my characters and the stories I tell.'
Watch the trailer for "Django Unchained" below.