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.

Django Unchained



Sebastian is the founder and owner of the Tarantino Archives. He lives in Berlin. He also runs the Spaghetti Western Database (SWDb), the Grindhouse Cinema Database (GCDb), Furious Cinema, its German sister Nischenkino and The Robert Rodriguez Archives.

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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!