Christoph Waltz is Jesus H. Christ in 'SNL' spoof 'Djesus Uncrossed'

Christoph Waltz is Jesus H. Christ in 'SNL' spoof 'Djesus Uncrossed'

A.O. scott says 'It's a less violent version of 'Passion of the Christ''

The race for best supporting actor is still up in the air, but one nominee was doing his best Saturday night to demonstrate his versatility to moviegoers and any academy members up past their bed timees watching "SNL." "Django Unchained's" Christoph Waltz was pretty fantastic in his inaugural hosting gig and one of the show's most memorable bits found Waltz spoofing his two most memorable movies to date, "Django" and his Oscar-winning "Inglourious Basterds."  The skit, which was shot in pseduo Tarantino style, has Waltz playing none other than Jesus H. Christ (the H is silent) in - you guessed it - "Jesus Uncrossed." For more on Waltz's "SNL" hosting performance check out Ryan McGee's blow by blow recap.

And if you haven't seen Taran Killam's Brad Pitt impression, well, enjoy the embedded video below...


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<p>Ang Lee accepting a BAFTA honor for one of his colleagues at the 2013 BAFTA&nbsp;Awards.</p>

Ang Lee accepting a BAFTA honor for one of his colleagues at the 2013 BAFTA Awards.

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Ang Lee's remarkable journey with 'Life of Pi' is coming ashore Oscar Sunday

Still the most underreported success story of the season

When Ang Lee first read Yann Martel' "Life of Pi" he didn't think it was a movie let alone a global blockbuster.  Speaking to the Oscar-winning director of such classics as "The Ice Storm," "Brokeback Mountain" and "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" back in November 2012 before "Pi" hit theaters Lee was, as always, incredibly honest about his creative process.

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<p>Jennifer Lawrence</p>

Jennifer Lawrence

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Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence join Oscars telecast

Academy Award nominees will present trophies

Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain and Jennifer Lawrence are the latest Academy Award nominees to be added to the star-studded of presenters for the upcoming Oscars telecast.

Show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced the news today.
 
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<p>Ezra Miller</p>

Ezra Miller

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Ezra Miller on his disinterest in Twitter and the long road of 'Perks of Being a Wallflower'

It's nice to play a role where people don't think you're crazy

In a perfect world Ezra Miller would be getting ready to attend the Academy Awards later this month.  The 20-year-old actor would be celebrating his first best supporting actor nomination for his role in Stephen Chbosky's "The Perks of Being A Wallflower."  Unfortunately, awards season is a far from perfect animal and Miller joins co-star Logan Lerman, Michael Pena ("End of Watch") and Bruce Willis ("Moonrise Kingdom") as actors who should have received more attention (thank god for the Independent Spirit Awards).  That fact will be increasingly apparent to moviegoers who catch up with "Perks" after its release on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download this week. 

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<p>Halle Berry</p>

Halle Berry

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Oscars add Halle Berry, Nicole Kidman and other winners as presenters

Sandra Bullock and Reese Witherspoon will also hand out trophies

Hollywood's biggest night has gotten yet another injection of star power, as a bevy of Oscar-winning actresses have been announced as presenters at the upcoming 2013 Academy Awards ceremony.

Halle Berry ("Monster's Ball"), Nicole Kidman ("The Hours"), Sandra Bullock ("Blind Side"), Reese Witherspoon ("Walk the Line") will all grace the stage at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.

The Oscar winners join an eye-popping list of previously announced stars who will appear on the show as presenters.

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Steven Spielberg's 25 greatest movies to date - 1974 to 2012

Steven Spielberg's 25 greatest movies to date - 1974 to 2012

With 'Lincoln' hitting Oscar highs HitFix's editorial team ranks the director's best

Steven Spielberg may have lost the DGA Award honor to Ben Affleck a few weeks ago, but the legendary filmmaker is still tops in the mind of the HitFix editorial team.  Spielberg's critically acclaimed drama "Lincoln" landed 12 Academy Awards nominations last month and director added two more for an astounding tally of 15 lifetime nods and three wins (not counting the Irving G. Thalberg honor). And at a spry 66-years-old, Spielberg shows no signs of slowing down.

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<p>Ben Affleck as Tony Mendez in &quot;Argo.&quot;</p>

Ben Affleck as Tony Mendez in "Argo."

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Contender Countdown: 'Argo' vs. 'Lincoln' to the bitter end?

Pundits are heading Ben Affleck's way, but are Academy voters?

Well the Oscar pundits have spoken again and - surprise - it appears a number of our peers are jumping on the "Argo" bandwagon.  

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<p>'The Avengers'</p>

'The Avengers'

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'The Avengers' cast members to present at the Oscars

Chris Hemsworth and Scarlett Johansson won't be making the trip

While "The Avengers" may not be up for any major awards at this year's Oscars, the Academy has still found a way to include some of Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

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Your Academy Awards nominee class of 2013

Your Academy Awards nominee class of 2013

The gang's almost all here

A plethora of famous faces attended the Academy's annual Oscar luncheon this afternoon in Beverly Hills and that means yet another annual "class of" nominees photograph. This year's group shot finds Best Actress nominee Quvenzhané Wallis in the center of the image right in front of the Oscar statue (and also right next to best actor nominee Bradley Cooper). Can you find your favorite nominee in the crowd and, more importantly, who's missing?

For a larger version of the photo click here.

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Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway and more shine at 2013 Oscar nominees luncheon
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Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway and more shine at 2013 Oscar nominees luncheon

Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain and Bradley Cooper also hit the red carpet

The Beverly Hilton Hotel was awash in A-list stars on Monday afternoon for the official 2013 Oscar nominees luncheon, with first-time nominees including Bradley Cooper ("Silver Linings Playbook"), Hugh Jackman ("Les Miserables") and 9-year-old "Beasts of the Southern Wild" star Quvenzhane Wallis rubbing shoulders with awards-season vets like Robert De Niro ("Silver Linings Playbook"), Steven Spielberg ("Lincoln") and Amy Adams ("The Master") for a day filled with hobnobbing and perhaps more than a few forced smiles (something "Lincoln" nominee Tommy Lee Jones clearly can't be bothered with).

Check out all the star-studded pics in the gallery below.

The 85th Annual Academy Awards airs on Feb. 24 with host Seth MacFarlane.

 

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