Friday, 25. April 2014
25. 02. 13. - 12:00
The Austrian actor Christoph Waltz was awarded an Oscar for best supporting actor for his performance in "Django Unchained". Mr Waltz, who appeared to be very touched, thanked his fellow actors and the director Quentin Tarantino.
Mr Waltz praised Mr Tarantino for being able to "tame the dragon" because he "was not afraid to do so".
The actor had been more relaxed earlier on, when walking on the red carpet: "It is different as it is the second time and the excitement changes. I know the feeling but this does not mean that it is less exciting", he said.
When he was asked, Mr Waltz appeared unimpressed that he had been invited to the US-show "Saturday Night Live" as the first German-speaking artist: "I just played the presenter. I do that for a living", he said.
Christoph Waltz had won his first Oscar for best supporting actor for his performance in "Inglourious Basterds" in 2010. The film was also directed by Quentin Tarantino.
First hybrid buses in Vienna
Wiener Linien is adding it's first hybrid buses to its public transport operation in the next fortnight, in addition to the twelve electric buses introduced into the city centre.
Businesses look to boost trade with Pakistan
Austrian businessmen are increasingly looking to Pakistan as an attractive place to do business, according to an Austrian representative speaking in the Pakistani city of Karachi yesterday.
Playful panda bear cubs at Schoenbrunn Zoo
The latest additions to the panda enclosure at Schoenbrunn Zoo have been enjoying getting to know their toys.
Michael Glawogger dies whilst filming in Africa
The Austrian filmmaker Michael Glawogger has died whilst filming his latest documentary in Africa. He was 54-years-old.
Deal struck with America Movil over Telekom Austrian ownership
Telecom Austria will receive a 1 billion EUR boost in capital after the Austrian state agreed a deal yesterday with Mexican telecoms company America Movil to combine their shares in a co-ownership agreement.
What is on at Burg Kino this week? (25 April - 1 May)
This week at the Burg Kino on the Opernring the following films are showing:
Faymann warns against further Russia sanctions
Chancellor Werner Faymann has spoken out in support of moving away from additional sanctions on Russia.
What is on at Haydn Kino this week? (24 April - 30 April)
The following films are on at the English language cinema Haydn Kino on Mariahilfestrasse between 24 April and 30 April:
Gazprom to explore expanding pipeline in Austria
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