Closer to Oscars, Basterds collects

As we’re deep into the Oscars season, speculation heats about about Inglourious Basterds‘ chances of taking home one or more of the shiny little golden oscar statues. The Academy has increased the number of nominees from 5 to 10, which makes things a little more complicated, and absent a blockbuster that would unanimously be considered “the thing” (think a movie along the lines of Forrest Gump, which snatched it from Pulp Fiction in ’95, a well made family movie, drama and epic, something oscar jurors don’t have to think twice about), the race will be mightly close.

What seems to be a no-brainer is that Christoph Waltz will probably add an Oscar to his already impressive array of best supporting actor awards, also Germain of the Chronicle seems to think so, even though he doesn’t award Basterds a big shot at the main trophy. Just this weekend, Basterds picked up some more nominations (10!!)  at the Critics Choise Awards (read here).

Oh and head over to MTV’s article here about Tarantino’s reaction to Basterds success and why there won’t be anything like an extended cut on DVD. Speaking of DVD, make sure you order your Basterds DVD/BluRay in time for christmas (click here for our last article on that).

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Sebastian is the founder and owner of the Tarantino Archives and has been a fan and observer of QT for over two decades now, cherishing his work and the window in the the wider world of cinema his movies have opened up. Inspired as such, he runs the Spaghetti Western Database (SWDb), the Grindhouse Cinema Database (GCDb), Furious Cinema, its German sister Nischenkino and The Robert Rodriguez Archives. He lives in Berlin.

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