Django Unchained nominated for 5 Oscars

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The verdict is in. Members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) have cast their ballots in a – not altogether smooth (there had been glitches in the electronic voting process employed this year) – process over the last few weeks, and the nominations for the “Oscar” are in. Some of these do not come as a surprise, but there are some omissions – cruel as always. The Golden Globes will be awarded on Sunday, and Django Unchained received a number of BAFTA nominations yesterday (click here). Django Unchained (click here to read our review) received 5 nods:

  • Best picture (producers Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin, Pilar Savone)
  • Best original screenplay: Quentin Tarantino
  • Best supporting actor: Christoph Waltz
  • Best sound editing: Wylie Stateman
  • Best cinematography: Robert Richardson

Click here for the full list of nominations. We are bugged that Michael Riva, who passed away before the movie was finished, did not receive a nomination posthumously, neither did Sam Jackson for his outstandingly funny portrayal of Stephen, nor Leonardo diCaprio for his devilish Calvin Candie.

Tonight, Django Unchained premieres in the UK.

Django Unchained

 

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7 Responses

  1. Carl Johnson says:

    i dont know why quentin was not nominated for director

  2. Tony Hess says:

    Quentin Tarantino; Best Director No Doubt

    Leonardo DiCaprio ; Best Actor for his portrayal of Calvin Candie a cross between Caligula and Simon Legree

  3. Fucking AMPAS! I don’t now why Quentin was not nominate for best diretoc

  4. Cubano says:

    Hey Tarantula – about the “Django” – too much “niggers” and too much light when it shouldn’t be – especially at the beginning in the forest scenes – that was ridiculous. And Samuel L. Jackson – the worst acting of his career.

  5. moHSen says:

    thanks tarantino!

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