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Oscars 2015: J.K. Simmons wins supporting actor for 'Whiplash'
Oscars 2015: J.K. Simmons wins supporting actor for 'Whiplash'

J.K. Simmons has found his tempo. The veteran performer won the Academy Award for supporting actor Sunday with his portrayal of a domineering music teacher in the taut jazz drama "Whiplash." Accepting his first Oscar (on his first nomination), Simmons thanked his wife and their "above-average children," repeating a common refrain of his this awards season. Simmons also had some advice for viewers: "Call your mom," he said. "Everybody — I'm told it's like a billion people or so — call your mom, call your dad. If you're lucky enough to have a parent or two alive on this planet, call them. Don't text, don't email...

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