'Whiplash' News: J.K. Simmons Kept 'Surreal' Oscar In His Bathroom?

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Winning an Academy Award is a huge honor and for J.K. Simmons, getting used to that gold statue has been a "surreal" experience.

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Simmons won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor this year for his portrayal of the brutal music teacher Terence Fletcher to an overworked student played by Miles Teller in the drama Whiplash.

Not only has the 60-year-old actor entered into a long line of proud Oscar winners, he's also faced with the classic victor's dilemma: Finding the right place to put the statue.  

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During an interview with USA Today on Wednesday, Simmons revealed that for a while his Oscar sat on a minifridge in the bathroom before he moved it onto a bookshelf.

"It's still kind of surreal when I walk past it," he noted. "It's like, 'There's my Oscar.' I don't know if it will ever become commonplace."

Simmons isn't taking much time to sit back and enjoy the Oscar either. The actor is already back to work playing the San Francisco-based Detective O'Brien in the upcoming action flick Terminator: Genisys. He will be starring alongside Terminator alum Arnold Schwarzenegger and Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke, who will be playing Sarah Connor.

Simmons has been getting along great with his new cast, especially Schwarzenegger. Simmons revealed that the action star very much enjoyed his performance in Whiplash, noting that his "triceps were very impressive" in the film. Coming from The Terminator himself, that's a pretty big compliment.

"I have been telling that to everyone at the gym since then," declared Simmons.

Whiplash is now available on DVD.

Terminator: Genisys is scheduled to hit theatres on July 1.

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