Los Angeles, Feb 10 : A video of filmmaker Taika Waititi leaning forward to keep his Oscar under the seat in front of him at the 92nd Academy Awards has gone viral.

Actress Brie Larson caught Waititi in action, when the filmmaker was hilariously trying to find a novel storing space for his trophy at the awards ceremony, reports dailymail.co.uk.

Moments earlier, Waititi won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for his World War II comedy-drama "Jojo Rabbit".

Larson shared the candid moment on Instagram Stories, tagging Waititi, who seems oblivious to the fact he was being filmed.

In the video, the filmmaker leans down and carefully tucks his trophy under the seat in front of him, as the audience claps and cheers for something taking place onstage.

The footage soon went viral.

Fans couldn't get enough of the Oscar winner's action.

"This man has quickly become one of my favourite people in Hollywood!" commented one fan.

Another wrote: "We as a species don't deserve Taika." "No one looks under their seats. Good spot," said one user.

One fan thought Waititi was simply preparing for his long-haul flight back home to New Zealand.

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-- The story has been published from a wire feed without any modifications to the text

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