Golden Oscar Basterds and all sorts of Tarantinoation

The Oscar nominations have been announced, and Inglourious Basterds got 8 Academy Award nominations! Congratulations you Basterds! And the nominees are….  Best Picture; Best Director (QT); Best Supporting Actor (Christoph Waltz); Best Original Screenplay; Best Sound Editing (Wylie Stateman); Best Sound Mixing (Michael Minkler, Tony Lamberti and Mark Ulano); Best Cinematography (Robert Richardson); Best Film Editing (Sally Menke)! What do you think will it take home all eight? Post below! And did you know Kathryn Bigelow and James Cameron used to be married? (source)

Quick notes:

  • Aldo Raine action figure? Click here
  • RIP Miramax. Click here
  • Quentin will host a screening of Posse, starring Kirk Douglas, February 7 in Santa Barbara. Click here
  • Awesome minimalist Tarantino posters. Click here
  • that Hellen Mirren rumor was of course a hoax
  • the LA Times about the best use of milk products in films. Click here
  • Fox will distribute Robert Rodriguez’ Machete, which is in post-production. Click here
  • Tinto Brass (director of Yankee and Caligula) wants to make a 3D porn. Wait wasn’t this always Quentin’s idea? Click here
  • If you’re a douchebag rapper, don’t bother Quentin when he’s partying (via). In fact, if you’re a douchebag don’t ever bother anyone, but that’s just my opinion.
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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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11 Responses

  1. Avi says:

    As great as it would be, I don't think Basterds will take all eight. It will take Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Screenplay.

  2. Freddie says:

    The Eminem-thing made my day. :D

  3. Kid V. says:

    I honestly think, even though I am a big Tarantino fan, that if Tarantino ever wins anything from the Academy awards it'll be The Life Time Achievement award. I only say this because in this fucked up, but lovable country called America, Americans and the Academy awards love their ridiculously financed special effect block busters. Tarantino is about old school effects and unfortunately Hollywood is more about the business end instead of the asthetic end, it's what film can rake us in more money. I do think Cristoph Waltz will receive the best supporting actor award though.

  4. [Biohazard] says:

    Where's Harvey Weinstein? – No pics of him.

  5. DsmithTx says:

    CanNOT believe Brad Pitt didn't get nominated!!!!

  6. Harry says:

    Uhhhh, they've already made a 3D porno. I'm surprised Tarantino hadn't seen it…

  7. david says:

    pete walker directed a couple 3D sexploitation films in the 70s as well.
    and a 3D porn was made in france called “Boarding school of young sluts” (1982)

  8. Apparently a bit of an outsider for the two big awards, but getting nominated for both is a step in the right direction.

  9. where's Brad Pitt? i hate the Oscars..stupid americans