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February 22, 2015 08:45 PM

J.K. Simmons took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor on Sunday night.

He beat out Ethan Hawke for Boyhood, Robert Duvall for The Judge, Edward Norton for Birdman and Mark Ruffalo for Foxcatcher.

“Thank you to the Academy,” Simmons said as he accepted the prize. He caps off a fruitful awards season, in which he took home the Golden Globe, the SAG Award, the BAFTA and the Spirit Award for his portrayal of an abusive music instructor.

“I am grateful every day for the most remarkable person I know: my wife,” he added.

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The award was presented by Lupita Nyong’o at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles. This is Simmons’s first Oscar.

“Tonight we celebrate that undeniable spark of madness and the brilliance in the performances for Actor in a Supporting Role,” said Nyong’o, citing a quote by the late Robin Williams, while presenting the award.

The 2015 Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, are airing live on ABC.

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