We are so excited for this Sunday’s award show, the Oscars! Beyond the glitz and glamour and the fun of pairing wines with movies, there are a couple of nominees that are dear to our hearts. They are: Christoph Waltz and Michael Haneke for Django Unchained and Amour, respectively.
Waltz has been nominated for his performance as Best Supporting Actor in the role of Dr. King Schultz, a German expat and bounty hunter set in the deep south prior to the Civil War. During the film, he and Django, a slave who was granted his freedom by Schultz, set out to save Django’s wife from a plantation and tyrannical slave owner.
Haneke receives his nomination for Best Director, but the movie itself has four additional nominations including Best Film, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Screenplay, Best Foreign Film for the movie Amour, which he directed. The movie depicts the tragic side of aging with an ending not fit for those who only like them happy. The reality of the movie, however, is what spoke to people – in fact Haneke was inspired by a personal story involving his elderly aunt.
Throughout Haneke’s and Waltz’s careers, both have had amazing successes and we are proud that they have both been nominated for this year’s Academy Awards. Each received a Golden Globe earlier this year and has received nominations and/or awards for their projects in the past.
So, please raise a glass with us this weekend in honor of our fellow Austrians. Below are a few places to watch the showing and sip on Austrian wine at the same time, but if you’re opting to watch at home, below you will find a wine list fit for the official Austrian Oscars party in LA.
- Domäne Wachau Federspiel Terrassen Grüner Veltliner
- Markus Huber Grüner Veltliner Terrassen 2011
- Loimer LOIS
- 2006 Setzer GV “Vesper”
- Winzer Krems Chremisa Gr. Veltliner
- Zantho Blaufränkisch
- Claus Preisinger Basic 2010
- Heinrich RED
- 2004 Zull Zweigelt Schrattenthal
- Winzer Krems Chremisa Blauer Zweigelt
- Schlaegl Abtei Pils
- Rieder Märzen
Oscar Events in NYC for Austrian wine: