For Hollywood actor Christoph Waltz, who is tipped to win an Oscar this year for his portrayal of a cruel and ruthless Nazi officer in
, the award is not all about winning.
"It's not a competition," the Austrian actor who has been nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category said. The role of Hans Landa has already earned the actor widespread critical acclaim alongwith the a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award, reported
"It's not a sports event. There is no pistol going off, and we all run and the guy who does it under ten seconds comes in first. We do this together. This is a really beautiful camaraderie which I have never experienced," Waltz said.
The 53-year-old actor is pitted against the likes of Matt Damon, Christopher Plummer, Woody Harrelson and Stanley Tucci at the March 7 ceremony.
"In a way it's lovely to see these people who turn into friends. The outcome we'll see. Nobody will begrudge anything. This is one of the absolute highlights of my artistic career, I wouldn't have known how it would have continued had I not met Quentin," Waltz said.