Oscar winner J.K. Simmons bleeds scarlet and gray

J.K. Simmons accepts the award for best actor in a supporting role for 'Whiplash' at the Oscars. Simmons is a big Buckeye fan.

Actor J.K. Simmons is having a good 2015.

On Sunday night, the actor won an Academy Award for best supporting actor for his role in "Whiplash."

And in January, his favorite college football team won the College Football Playoff. Yes, Simmons is a fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Simmons lived in Worthington, Ohio, and even attended Ohio State University.

Simmons told The Columbus Dispatch that he and his family are huge Buckeye fans.

"Those last three games of the season were some of the most fun I’ve ever had watching sports in my life," said Simmons. "And some of the best-coached, best-played games I’ve ever seen. Going into the first game as an underdog, the way we dominated that game was ridiculous. Then to be the myth-busters and put in a good beating on the all-powerful Alabama –€” that was the highlight for me.

"I watched the championship game with my wife and kids –€” Joe, 16; and Olivia, 13. We’ve been in L.A. for 11 years now. The kids are Buckeye fans and Detroit Tiger fans because they’ve been thoroughly indoctrinated."

Later in the night, another Buckeye fan, John Legend, was honored along with Common with the Best Original Song Oscar for "Glory" from the movie "Selma."