|Quentin Tarantino Director||previously directed Inglourious Basterds|
With the help of his mentor, a slave-turned-bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
Franco Nero, the actor who played the eponymous character in the 1966 film 'Django' from which Django Unchained borrowed a theme song, has a small part in the film. He plays a Mandingo owner who asks Django his name. When Django tells him "the D is silent", he responds simply, "I know".12 More Trivia
Uses the theme song from this 1966 Italian western. The title is a reference. Franco Nero makes a cameo.17 More Movie References
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Gentlemen, you had my curiousity. But now, you have my attention.
|Jamie Foxx||Django Freeman|
|Christoph Waltz||Dr. King Schultz|
|Samuel L. Jackson||Stephen|
|Leonardo DiCaprio||Calvin Candie|
|Kerry Washington||Broomhilda von Shaft|
|Don Johnson||Big Daddy|
|James Remar||Butch Pooch|
|Walton Goggins||Billy Crash|
|Dennis Christopher||Leonide Moguy|
|Laura Cayouette||Lara Lee Candie-Fitzwilly|
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Django Unchained is a period adventure story written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It tells the story of an American slave who is freed by a German-immigrant bounty hunter and ends up becoming a freedom fighter.
The character of Django Freeman, who is the protagonist of Django Unchained, is inspired by the character Django who was in a hit series of westerns in the 60s and 70s (starting with the 1966 film Django). The original actor to play Django, Franco Nero, cameos in Django Unchained.
The film was hugely controversial upon its release. Some objecting to the frequent use of the n-word in the movie (it was used over 120 times) and others objected to its deliberately fantastical and unrealistic interpretation of history. The movie was also criticized for its extreme violence (it was released the week of the Sandy Hook Tragedy); this criticism amplified after writer/director Quentin Tarantino was asked about this in an interview and refused to answer, saying that he wasn't the interviewer's "slave."
Despite the sizable amount of people who objected to the picture, Django was a spectacular commercial and critical success. It made over $400 million worldwide, received overwhelmingly positive reviews, and was nominated for a number of Academy Awards including Best Picture.
Tarantino wrote Django as the second in a planned trilogy of "Reimagined History." The first film in the trilogy was Inglourious Basterds.
The character of Django Freeman is inspired by the (white) western film hero Django from the 60s and 70s. Tarantino wrote the character to be played by Will Smith, but Smith declined (though he said he thought the project looked excellent). Tarantino then gave the role to Jamie Foxx.
Django Unchained opens two years before the American Civil War.
Django is a slave being led across the Texas wilderness chained to fellow slaves by two brutal slavemasters--the Speck brothers--taking him to auction. He has no shoes and his back is covered in scars from a whip.
While in the woods one night, the slaves and their masters are approached by a wagon pulled by one horse with a giant plaster replica of a tooth on the top. The wagon's owner, a middle aged, well-dressed man with a thick German accent, introduces himself as a dentist named Dr. King Schultz. He says he is looking for a particular slave named "Django" to purchase. He looks through the slave and when he finds Django says he wants to buy him. However, the slavemasters are suspicious and say they have no intention of selling him anything. They tell Schultz to leave and when he doesn't one of them threatens him with a gun. Schultz is a fast draw, though, and kills the man; he then shoots the other one's horse.
Schultz strongarms the remaining man (who is pinned under the dead horse) into selling him Django, giving them the proper paper-work, and giving them the dead man's horse for Django to ride (he does pay him some money). Schultz then explains to the slaves that they have two choices: Carry their injured master twenty miles to the nearest town, or shoot him and flee to the North (Schultz even shows them witch star is the North Star). As Schultz and Django ride away, the slaves choose option B.
Schultz brings Django to a bar in a small town. The bartender is shocked that Schultz brings a black person into it and runs off to get the sheriff. Schultz pours himself a drink and explains to Django that though he is certified to be a dentist he is in fact a bounty hunter. He says that he is looking for a trio of plantation workers named the Brittle Brothers. Schultz doesn't know what they look like, but he heard that Django does. Schultz says that if Django can bring them to him, Schultz will give Django a portion of the reward and his freedom (Schultz says that he believes slavery is wrong). After explaining this, the sheriff orders Schultz and Django out. Shultz walks out, casually shoots him, and then returns to the tavern. When the deputy and an enormous possy show up and order Schultz out, Schultz walks out calmly with his hands in the air. He then shows them a wanted poster for the sheriff, who was using as assumed identity and was wanted dead or alive in another state for murder. Schultz and Django then leave.
A flashback explains that Django was married to another slave named Broomhilda von Shaft. When they found out they were going to be sold to different places, they tried to escape. The Brittle Brothers caught them, branded runaway marks on their faces, and whipped Broomhilda mercilessly.
Django and Schultz go to a plantation that likely has the Brittle Brothers. Django and Shultz devise a plan where Schultz goes to the plantation owner, Big Daddy, and claims to be looking to purchase a slave. Meanwhile, Django--pretending to be Schultz's free valet--goes around talking to the slaves and seeing if he knows where the Brittle Brothers are.
It works like a charm. While Schultz and Big Daddy are talking, Django finds out from a slave that three brothers are now working at the plantation. He finds them getting ready to brutally whip a young slave-woman for accidentally breaking eggs. Django interrupts them and violently kills two of them.
The third attempts to flee, but Schultz comes out and, when Django confirms that it is in fact one of the men he is looking for, kills him as well. Big Daddy and his men come out to kill Django and Schultz, but when Schultz is able to prove with paperwork that the Brittle Brothers are in fact wanted criminals, they have to let them go (Big Daddy is embarassed in front of all his slaves by being unable to stop a black man from killing his workers).
That night, after Django and Shultz have collected the reward, Big Daddy comes with a group of dozens of men to go lynch the bounty hunters where they are camped in a deserted valley. However, some of his men object to the white (KKK-esque) hoods Big Daddy has them wearing because they obstruct their vision. Big Daddy insists they wear them anyway.
Big Daddy and his gang descend on the wagon, but find it is a trapped. Schultz triggers a bunch of explosives the wagon was rigged with, killed a lot of the men. The rest begin to flee, but to ensure they stay away Schultz shoots a few more. He offers to let Django shoot Big Daddy: Django is eager to do so. Schultz is very impressed by Django's shooting talent.
One night, while Django and Schultz are camped together, Django tells Schultz he plans to go rescue Broomhilda. Schultz then tells Django the story of Broomhilda from German legend, and how her lover (Sigfried) saved her: He rode past various monsters because he wasn't afraid and he rode through the fire because he loved her so much the pain didn't matter. Schultz then says that he will help Django get Broomhilda in the Spring if Django stays with him as his partner over the Winter. Django agrees.
Schultz teaches Django how to fire a gun and Django, who is already naturally talented at this, becomes a master gunslinger.
A few months later, Django and Schultz are at the top of a hill looking at a man plowing a field on his farm with his young son. The man is Schultz and Django's target. Django doesn't want to kill the man in front of his son. Schultz then shows Django the wanted poster, which says that the man led a gang of merciless train robbers who killed several people including a policeman. Schultz said that if the man had wanted to become a simple farmer with his son from the getgo this wouldn't be happening, but he hadn't. Django then shoots him from a distance. Schultz then gives Django the wanted poster, saying it is good luck to keep the poster from one's first kill.
That spring, Django and Schultz go to Mississippi to find out where Broomhilda is. Looking through sales receipts, Schultz and Django discover that Broomhilda was sold to a very wealthy bachelor named Calvin Candie who owns an enormous plantation aptly called Candieland. Django explains that since Broomhilda has been branded a runaway she can't work as a house slave anymore, but she is too well tutored (she even speaks German) to be put to work in the fields. Therefore, she has probably been forced to be a sex slave.
Schultz says he is concerned that Candie might be hesitant to sell Broomhilda for an even remotely reasonable price. Therefore, he devises a plan with Django to trick Candie into selling her cheap. In it, Django will be required to play a black slaver, the most detested position among black people. Schultz will go to Candie pretending to be a wealthy foreign investor who has recruited Django to help start a mandingo business. Mandingo fighting is effectively gladiatorial-combat to the death that slaves are forced to participate in (it is a made up sport that has no historical record of ever existing). In the movie, Candie has a great amount of "mandingos" (slave gladiators).
Schultz and Django go meet Candie's lawyer, Leonide Moguy. Django takes on a very rude, cocky, and cold-hearted persona. Moguy brings Django and Schultz to Candie.
Candie is young, personable, well-groomed, and friendly. He is having a mandingo fight when Django and Schultz arrive. When he finishes, Schultz explains that he and Django are looking to purchase a mandingo or two for a business they are starting. They offer to pay over $10,000; Candie instantly agrees.
The next day, Candie and some of his friends/workersride to his plantation with Django and Schultz. Candie's men insult Django; Django retaliates by shoving one of Candie's men off his horse, breaking his collarbone. Butch Pooch, Candie's right hand man, and Django are ready to try and kill each other, but Candie stops them and tells Butch to stop being rude to the guests. Django mocks Butch and rides off.
Schultz calls Django aside and tells him to stop antagonizing Candie, who's patience will likely wear thin. Django refuses, saying that he is going to go all the way in the role he is playing.
The group come across a bunch of Candie's men surrounding a tree where D'Artagnan, one of Candie's mandingos, is fighting. D'Artagnan begs Candie for his life, but Candie says that he paid for five fights from D'Artagnan and that D'Artagnan has worn himself out so that he is no good anymore. He orders his men to have the dogs kill the slave, but Schultz interrupts and volunteers to buy D'Artagnan instead. Django, concerned Schultz could blow their cover, says that Schultz didn't mean it and that he just wants Candie to end it already as Candie is being rude. Schultz rescinds his offer saying that Django is right. Candie has the dogs tear D'Artagnan apart.
When the group arrives at Candie's house, they are greeted by Calvin's sister, Lara Lee Candie-Fitzwilly, and Stephen, the old head slave for Candie's house. Stephen is clearly not just a slave for Candie but a friend, who jokes around with him. Stephen is incredibly upset to hear Django will be sleeping as a guest because he feels black people are innately inferior. Candie insists Stephen stop complaining about it.
Schultz ascertains that Broomhilda is most definitely a sex slave for Calvin Candie. He requests that she be brought to his quarters as he wants to be with someone who speaks German. Candie agrees, but Stephen says that she tried to run away and is in "the box" for the next ten days. Candie demands she be taken out to be with Schultz. Django sees from a distance his wife, completely naked, roughly dragged out of a hot metal box in the ground.
When Broomhilda is brought to Schultz's room and they are in private, Django enters. Django explains his plan to Broomhilda (off-screen), but insists Broomhilda pretend they don't know each other.
At dinner, Schultz says he plans to get into mandingo fighting. He says he plans to pay $10k for a particular slave. As he is explaining, Candie begins showing off Broomhilda and joking about Schultz sleeping with her (which didn't happen, obviously, but Candie thinks did). He has undo the back of her dress and show off her scars. Schultz then gets back to his plan and explains that he wants to go get his lawyer and return in a week to finalize the deal. Candie agrees. Schultz then mentions that he really liked Broomhilda and that he would pay $500 for her right then. Candie is about to agree, assuming this is just an extra, impulsive bonus purchase. However, Stephen interrupts and insists Candie go to the other room and speak with him.
Stephen explains that he saw the way Broomhilda and Django looked at each other and he knows they know each other. He then says they are probably husband and wife and that this is all a trick for Candie to sell Broomhilda. Candie realizes he was being had and walks back into the dining room enraged. He takes out a human skull that he says belonged to a slave who would shave his father every morning. He says the reason the slave never killed his father with the razor was because black people have three dimples in the back of their skull that keep them subservient. He saws open the skull to show it, but cuts his hand on it and rubs the blood on Broomhilda. He then reveals that he discovered Schultz and Django's plan. He then tells Butch to shoot Bromhilda if Schultz doesn't pay the $10,000.
Schultz does, in fact, have the money. Everyone goes into the dining room where Schultz pays Candie who writes out the bill of sale. Broomhilda, Django, and Schultz begin to leave, but Candie says there is a custom in the South where after a deal people shake hands. He says if Schultz doesn't shake his hand the sale won't count and he will have Butch kill Broomhilda. Schultz has a flashback to D'Artagnan's death and decides he won't tolerate Candie's behavior anymore. As he reaches out to shake Candie's hand, he swiftly shoots him instead, killing him. As Stephen runs to Candie's body distraught, Butch kills Schultz. Django then gets into a lengthy and extremely bloody gunfight with Candie's men: He kills roughly six to eight of them. However, Stephen gets Broomhilda and threatens to kill her if Django doesn't surrender. Django does.
Butch has Django chained up upside down in a barn. He is about to castrate Django when Stephen interrupts with orders from Lara Lee--Django is simply to be sent to a mining company where he will be worked to death like any other ordinary slave.
A group of Australian immigrants are transporting Django with a few other slaves to the mining company. Django calls out to them that he isn't actually a slave, but a bounty hunter. He said he went to Candieland in order to track down a group of train robbers, but lost a gunfight and has been made into a slave instead. He asks the Australians if any of them have seen a slave talk like him, and they answer that they haven't. Django takes out the wanted poster from his first kill and tells the Australians that all those train robbers are still at Candieland laughing about how they got away with everything, but Django can lead the Australians to them and they can kill and collect the reward. The Australians go ask the other slaves if they think Django is a slave: The slaves, having seen Django's coldness as D'Artagnan died, honestly insist he is not. Convinced, the Australians unchain Django, who quickly steals a gun and kills them all.
Django goes to the house of the lower class white workers on Candieland who's dogs tore apart D'Artagnan. Django yells "D'Artagnan, motherfucker" and kills them all. Django then goes to where they have Schultz's body and says "Auf wiedersehen," which is German for good bye but also literally means "until we meet again."
Django rides to the house where Broomhilda is lying ready to be raped. He comes in and rescues her. They kiss.
Django sneaks into Candieland mansion and waits for the inhabitants to get back from Calvin's funeral. When they enter, Django kills Butch and Lara Lee, then shoots out Stephen's legs. Stephen says that there is no where Django can escape to, but Django walks out and blows up all of Candieland.
Broomhilda and Django ride off into the sunset.
Quentin Tarantino (who wrote, produced, and directed the movie) began planning Django Unchained while finishing up his work on Inglourious Basterds. A script was completed and submitted to the Weinstein Company by April of 2011. Tarantino planned it as the middle entry in a "Reimagined History" trilogy, with the first entry being the World War 2-set Basterds.
The lead role of Django Freeman was originally written for Will Smith. Smith turned it down, originally stating it conflicted with his work on MIB3. After the movie's release, Smith said the actual reason was that he wanted a lead role and he felt that if Django didn't kill the villain, Calvin Candie, it wouldn't be a true lead role. It has been speculated that both of those were excuses made up by Smith who instead turned down the role because it wouldn't fit with his family friendly image (Smith hadn't made an R-rated film since Bad Boys II, which was released in 2003).
After Smith turned it down, Jamie Foxx was cast in the role of Django. Christoph Waltz, who had won an Oscar for his performance as Colonel Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds, was cast as for the role of Dr. King Schultz. Leonardo DiCaprio was cast as the villainous Calvin Candie; interestingly, DiCaprio had been the runner up for the role of Landa in Basterds, but Tarantino had selected the then-unknown Waltz instead. As the films other antagonist, Stephen, Tarantino cast Samuel L. Jackson; this was a continuation of a long career of collaborations between Tarantino and Jackson. Kerry Washington was cast as Broomhilda von Shaft, Django's wife. Don Johnson was cast in the role of a minor villain called Big Daddy.
Jonah Hill was offered the role of Scotty Harmony, Broomhilda's owner prior to Candie, but turned it down to due to scheduling conflicts with his work in The Watch. Hill did appear in Django, but in a very small role as one of Big Daddy (Don Johnson)'s posse members. After Hill turned it down, Sacha Baron Cohen was cast as Scotty Harmony. However, he backed out shortly before he would shoot the scenes in order to make Les Miserables. Cohen later said that he thought both films looked excellent, but chose Les Miserables because it was a significantly bigger role. After Cohen left, the role of Scotty Harmony was completely eliminated from the film.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt was cast in an unspecified role, but dropped out in order to make his directorial debut, Don Jon. Levitt told MTV that “No, I’m not going to get to do [Django]. I’d love to, but it just doesn’t work." Kurt Russel was cast as Ace Woody, but also dropped out. The character of Ace Woody was then combined with Walton Goggins' character of Billy Crash.
A subplot about Zoe Bell's character of the Tracker, a masked slave hunter, was cut from the film. The Tracker does appear as a member of the group that kills the gladiator slave D'Artagnan, but it is not an important part in the movie.
Filming on Django was completed on July 26 of 2012. Tarantino rushed to complete editing in time for the Christmas release, and allegedly didn't finish until December.
Though Django Unchained was an overwhelming critical and commercial success, it received high amounts of controversy for months after its release.
Some took umbrage to the anachronistic and more fantasy-esque portrayal of slavery as well as the fact that the word n-word was used over 100 times in Django Unchained.
Film critic Dwight Brown (who is African-American), of The Huffington Post and BlackPressUSA, wrote in an email to The Hollywood Reporter "Lots of the violence in the movie (Django Unchained) feels more like a caricature than a re-enactment... The kind of bloodshed and brutality you’d see in a horror film or a superficial action movie, versus what you might find in a real drama (Saving Private Ryan). Does it minimize the horrors of slavery? That’s up for debate. Maybe 'cloud' or 'dilute' are better words."
Liberal political commentator Matt Drudge (who is white) posted an article on his blog, The Drudge Report, titled "N*gger. N*gger. N*gger. N*gger. N*gger. N*gger. N*gger." where he objected to Tarantino's use of the word and what he felt was an irreverent portrayal of the horrors of slavery.
Another to object to the movie on grounds of racial-insensitivity was controversial filmmaker Spike Lee, who said that he would never see Django Unchained because it was "disrespectful" to "his ancestors." Jamie Foxx, who plays protagonist Django Freeman in the film, defended the film against Lee's criticisms, saying to The Guardian "The question for me is: where's Spike Lee coming from? He didn't like Whoopi Goldberg, he doesn't like Tyler Perry, he doesn't like anybody, I think he's sort of run his course. I mean, I respect Spike, he's a fantastic director. But he gets a little shady when he's taking shots at his colleagues without looking at the work. To me, that's irresponsible." Filmmaker Antoine Fuqua (who is African-American) also publicly defended Tarantino after Lee's comments, saying that he doesn't think Tarantino "has a racist bone in his body." Unlike Foxx, Fuqua was not involved in the making of Django Unchained in any way.
Spike Lee had previously feuded with Quentin Tarantino (who wrote and directed Django Unchained) over his use of the "n-word." In the 1977, Lee had said that "something is wrong with him (Tarantino)" because he used the word so much. Years later (but before Tarantino began working on Django), Lee derogatively suggested Tarantino used the word in his films because he wanted to be "an honorary black man." Tarantino, when asked about Lee's statement, mocked Lee in return, stating he "needs a chair to kiss my ass" (a reference to Lee's notoriously small stature). Samuel L. Jackson, the Oscar-nominated black actor who frequently collaborates with Tarantino, objected to Lee's comments; Lee retorted in a later interview that Jackson's statement was like "the house slave defending the massa." Jackson played a sizable role in Django Unchained as Stephen, one the film's antagonists.
Despite the controversy, the picture found a sizable audience among black viewers. On opening day in the United States (Christmas of 2012), 42% of viewers were black. The Weinstein Company (Django's distributor) reported in the week that followed, that percentage never dropped below 30%. The Weinstein Company President of Distribution Erik Lomis said "Django is playing well to African-Americans and to audiences across the board. You can't have these kind of numbers otherwise. It's getting everybody."
Less than two weeks before Django Unchained's opening the Sandy Hook Shooting Occurred. 24-year-old Adam Lanza entered Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton Connecticut and killed 26 people, twenty of whom where children. The public outcry over the event soon turned on Django Unchained, with many complaining that violence in the media led to tragedies like this one as well as the Aurora Movie Theater Massacre in July of that same year.
The Weinstein Company post-poned their premiere of Django Unchained for a few days, but kept the Christmas release date. Paramount Pictures also post-poned the premiere of their film, Jack Reacher, for the same reason.
When asked about the Sandy Hook shooting, Jamie Foxx, who plays protagonist Django Freeman in the movie, said "We cannot turn back and say that violence in films or anything that we do doesn’t have a sort of influence. It does." However, Foxx did not directly criticize Django Unchained and continued to publicize it. Weeks before the shooting, Foxx had given a comedic monologue on Saturday Night Live saying that it was "great" to "kill all the white people in the movie."
In an interview in early January, National Public Radio's Terry Gross asked Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained's writer/director) if he felt that violence in the media contributed to the Sandy Hook Shooting. In his response, Tarantino said “I'm really annoyed. I think it's disrespectful. I think it's disrespectful to their (the Sandy Hook victims') memory ... of the people who died to talk about movies. I think it's totally disrespectful to their memory. Obviously, the issue is gun control and mental health.”
A few days later, on Great Britain's Channel 4 News, BBC reporter Krishnan Guru-Murthy asked Quentin Tarantino if he felt there was a correlation between violence in movies and the Sandy Hook Shooting. Tarantino refused to answer. When Guru-Murthy asked why, Tarantino responded Because I refuse your question. I'm not your slave and you're not my master. You can't make me dance to your tune. I'm not a monkey." Later in the interview, Guru-Murthy asked why he felt audiences liked bloodshed in film; Tarantino responded "Yeah, well, it(Django)'s a movie, it's a fantasy, it's not real life." When Guru-Murthy continued to press, Tarantino refused to answer any more questions on the subject, saying "I'm shutting your butt down."
In the interview, Guru-Murthy did admit to being a fan of several of Tarantino's films, and insisted he was only asking these questions as a reporter.
The National Entertainment Collectables Association (NECA) released a line of action figures for the film Django Unchained. NECA recommended the action figures for ages seven-teen and up as collectables. NECA had released action figures for a wide range of movies, including adult-oriented ones such as Carrie and Friday the 13th as well as all of Django's director Quentin Tarantino's previous films, including Pulp Fiction and Inglourious Basterds.
Najee Ali, Director of Project Islamic Hope, called for the removal of all the action figures for the film. Project Islamic Hope (or H.O.P.E., for Helping Oppressed People Everywhere) is a predominantly Black Muslim advocacy group that argues for Muslim rights, against perceived intolerance towards Islam, against perceived racism, and against glorification of gang activity. Ali was quoted as saying the action figures were "a slap in the face of our (black Muslim) ancestors" and "We (Project Islamic Hope members) feel it trivializes the horrors of slavery and what African-Americans experienced." Ali made a point of saying that his complaints were not about the movie itself, which he said he liked very much and had seen twice within its first month of release.
After Ali's complaints, NECA stopped the sale of their Django Unchained action figures. The ones already on the market became valuable collector's items.
The Weinstein Company (Django Unchained's distributor) decided that for awards, they would campaign for actor Christoph Waltz, who plays Dr. King Schultz in Django Unchained, as a supporting actor. This angered some who felt the role was actually a co-lead; they argued it was unfair for this performance to be in competition with "true" supporting roles like that of Robert de Niro in Silver Linings Playbook or Tommy Lee Jones in Lincoln. Despite the controversy, at both the Golden Globe and Academy Awards, Waltz took home the trophy for Best Supporting Actor.
Django Unchained received very positive reviews from critics. On RottenTomatoes, 88% of the 243 reviews (213 of them) were positive; a film needs only 60% to be considered "FRESH." On MetaCritic, the film scored an 81, which put in the top color, GREEN, and the top category, UNIVERSAL ACCLAIM. Of the 42 reviews on Metacritic, 37 were positive, 5 were mixed, and none were outright negative.
Django Unchained was nominated in a number of categories at the Critics' Choice Awards, including Best Picture. For more information, see the awards category.
Django Unchained was a massive hit at the box office. In the United States, it had the fifth highest Christmas debut. The film closed in the US at $162 million; it was the third most profitable Western in the US at the time of its release; beaten only by the PG-13 rated Dances with Wolves and True Grit (the 2010 version). Django also was at the time of its release the 20th highest grossing R-rated movie in the United States. Overseas, the movie made an additional $261 million. This brought its worldwide total to an incredible $423 million.
Django Unchained was the 17th highest grossing film worldwide of 2013. It was the third highest grossing R-rated film of that year (behind Ted and The Intouchables) and the third highest grossing of that year's Oscar nominees (beaten only by Life of Pi and Les Miserables).
The largest and most prestigious body of film critics, the Broadcast Film Critics Association, appreciated Django Unchained, bestowing it with two nominations nominations at their Critics' Choice Awards. It is worth noting that the Critics' Choice Awards do not have a category for Best Supporting Actor. The nominations for Django were:
Best Picture (Lost to Argo)
Best Original Screenplay -- Quentin Tarantino WON!!!
The Golden Globe Awards are given out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, an exclusive group of film critics (mostly from the West Coast). Though the selections of the Globes are not always as universally praised as that of the Critics' Choice or Oscars, the grand telecast is generally well-reviewed and garners millions of views. Dajngo Uncahined received five nominations, including Best Film. The movie also scored a rare double nomination in one category (Best Supporting Actor). All of the nominations were:
Best Film (Lost to Argo)
Best Director -- Quentin Tarantino
Best Screenplay -- Quentin Tarantino WON!!!
Best Supporting Actor -- Christoph Waltz WON!!!
Best Supporting Actor -- Leonardo DiCaprio
The Academy Awards, or Oscars, are given by a large body of people in the film industry. At the 85th Annual Academy Awards, Dajngo Unchained of Pi was nominated in five categories. The nominations were:
Best Picture (Lost to Argo)
Best Original Screenplay -- Quentin Tarantino WON!!!
Best Supporting Actor -- Christoph Waltz WON!!!
Best Cinematography -- Robert Richardson
Best Sound Editing -- Wylie Stateman
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