Ang Lee, Tarantino Waltz, Talk Oscar Wins Backstage

Category: Media & Culture / Feb 25, 2013 9:53AM EDT
Directors Ang Lee and Quentin Tarantino spoke backstage on Sunday (February 24) after winning the Oscars for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. Taiwanese-born Ang Lee won his second Oscar for Best Directing for "Life of Pi," the adaptation of a fantasy adventure novel about an Indian boy who survives a shipwreck but is stranded in a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger. "I am very proud of everybody that worked with me, I want to share this with them. To me, this is for them. It's like Best Picture, whatever I get. I think everybody that got it tonight in our group would feel the same way. They really want to share with everybody working the film, the family. Maybe third time we get it. But I'm very happy to get this," said Lee. Ang Lee also took home his first Oscar back in 2006 for directing "Brokeback Mountain." Quentin Tarantino also took home his second Oscar on Sunday (February 24) night, for his film, "Django Unchained." "I've actually always prided myself on being an international filmmaker," said Tarantino. "The way I look at it is, I'm not an American filmmaker. I'm an American and I'm a filmmaker. But I make movies for the planet Earth. And I have since the very beginning with "Reservoir Dogs." I went all around the planet Earth, pretty much, for a whole year promoting it and doing all that, and I've been doing that ever since. And so, to me, America is just another market. I make my movies for Earth." "Django Unchained" follows a freed slave (Jamie Foxx) in the antebellum era of the American South as he travels with a bounty hunter to rescue his wife from a cruel plantation owner. Christoph Waltz, who played Dr. King Schultz in ‘Django’, won for Best Supporting actor. "It really has so much to do with the other actors who were nominated with me or rather, and I insist on that difference, the fact that I was nominated with them. It means, it means, actually I don't know whether it can mean more but, if it can, then that's what it does," said Waltz. Walz also won Best Supporting Actor in 2010 for his performance in Tarantino’s smash hit ‘Inglorious Basterds.’ Video Source: Reuters