Diesel During 'Fast & Furious 6' Premiere At Universal Citywalk, Los Angeles
Cast member and producer Vin Diesel poses at the premiere of the new film, "Fast & Furious 6" at Universal Citywalk in Los Angeles May 21, 2013. Reuters/Fred Prouser

Paul Walker’s “Furious 7” co-star Vin Diesel took to Facebook to thank Manohla Dargis of The New York Times for recommending him for an Oscars 2015 award under the Best Supporting Actor category for his portrayal of Groot in the film “Guardians Of The Galaxy.”

“Grateful for the opportunity to breathe life into such a unique and rewarding character... Happy Creative...” Diesel wrote. Based on Dargis’ list, he should be competing for the Academy Awards’ Best Supporting Actor against Josh Brolin in “Inherent Vice,” Cedric The Entertainer” in “Top Five,” Tom Hiddleston in “Archipelago” and Mark Ruffalo in “Foxcatcher.”

Directed by James Gunn, the action adventure film “Guardians Of The Galaxy” also stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista and Bradley Cooper. Both Diesel and Cooper voiced the characters Groot and Rocket respectively.

Meanwhile, a video of Diesel’s appearance on BBC One’s “Friday Night With Jonathan Ross” in March 2009 has recently gone viral on YouTube. In the video, the English host Jonathan Ross demonstrates how helium changes human voice and Diesel follows suit.

Since it was published on March 20, 2009, the video titled “Vin on Helium - Friday Night with Jonathan Ross - BBC One” has been viewed more than 300,000 views. Watch it here:

Credits: YouTube/BBC

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