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In the final phase of the Oscar campaign, Christoph Waltz twinkled on SNL last night, in one of the best episodes of the season.  Nominated for Best Supporting Actor for "Django Unchained," Waltz's best sketch of the evening was a send up of Tarantino's "revenge fantasy," "Djesus Uncrossed."  With a million-dollar grin on his face, the Austrian actor teased his country a bit in the opening monologue -- posted below along with "Djesus." - Nominated for Best Director for "Life of Pi," Ang Lee made an appearance on ABC's Nightline to discuss the obsessive, detail-oriented work required for the film. Watching the clips from his movie, Lee acts like he's hosting a magic show, revealing what was real and what was not.  He also recounts that he loved the book, but didn't see it as a movie at all -- a thought that kept haunting him and ultimately drove his »

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