"I don't know. Let's call him and ask him," says Waltz, who's up for his role in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds. "Quentin knows more about it than I do. I know how I am celebrating. They gave me a big magnum bottle of champagne at the Globes and I will behead that tonight."
Waltz has waltzed off with the Globe and SAG awards, and has topped most critics' lists for his breakthrough role.
To him, the Oscar nomination is "like the tip of the pyramid," he says from Los Angeles. "What does it mean to me? The Oscar is like more than an award. It's more than a statue. It's like a whole concept of reality. It's not something to necessarily be aspired to, because it's beyond my reach. It's something that descends on you."
Even his 5-year-old daughter is confused about it. "I was explaining to my daughter this morning, what it is. She asked, 'What are they talking about?'" says Waltz. "I haven't wrapped my mind properly about it yet."
This dude is too cute. Raise your hand if you're rooting for him!