Waltz is going to be a tough contender to beat come Oscar time in the supporting category. We’re probably looking at at least a two-man race, with Waltz and Stanley Tucci either for Julie & Julia (which is, I might add, looking a lot better as a Best Pic nominee) or for The Lovely Bones. Waltz is magnificent in Inglourious Basterds, arguably among the best performances of the year so far. The Fest also announces the Hollywood World Awards:
The Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards, presented by Starz, are pleased to announce that Christoph Waltz and Father Rick Frechette will be recognized for their outstanding achievements at the festival’s Hollywood Awards Gala Ceremony, as well as the nominees for the “Hollywood World Awards” — “Bright Star” (UK/Australia), directed by Jane Campion, “I Am Love” (Italy), directed by Luca Guadagnino, “Lourdes” (France/Austria), directed by Jessica Hausner, “A Prophet” (France), directed by Jacques Audiard, and “The White Ribbon” (Germany/Austria), directed by Michael Haneke.