Oscar Watch: 'Django Unchained'

Quentin Tarantino's revisionist history skills, last seen in "Inglourious Basterds," return in this spaghetti western slave drama. The film has surpassed box-office expectations, ringing up $147 million stateside along with five Oscar nominations, including for best picture, original script and supporting actor Christoph Waltz.

The film features Christoph Waltz as a German bounty hunter who partners with the slave Django (Jamie Foxx) to find the men who sold him and his wife (Kerry Washington) to different plantations. Leonardo DiCaprio co-stars as an evil plantation owner.

-- Nicole Sperling

Find out more about this film and other Oscar contenders below, and tell us who you think should win.


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'Django Unchained' Awards Ticker

Academy Awards

WINNERS: Supporting actor: Christoph Waltz. Writing (original screenplay): Quentin Tarantino. NOMINATIONS: Best picture: Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone, producers. Cinematography: Robert Richardson. Sound editing: Wylie Stateman.

Producers Guild

NOMINATION: Theatrical motion picture.

Golden Globes

WINNERS: Supporting actor: Christoph Waltz. Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino. NOMINATIONS: Best picture, drama. Director: Quentin Tarantino. Supporting actor: Leonardo DiCaprio.

L.A. Film Critics

RUNNER-UP: Supporting actor: Christoph Waltz.

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