Django Unchained nominated for 5 Oscars
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.