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Oscars 2013: The 'Django Unchained' shocks keep coming, Tarantino wins Best Original Screenplay

Is filmmaker's second win

By Kate Erbland Feb 24, 2013 10:37PM

In yet another Oscar surprise care of "Django Unchained," Quentin Tarantino picked up the Best Original Screenplay for his film at Sunday night's Academy Awards ceremony. In a year stacked with talent, including "Zero Dark Thirty," "Moonrise Kingdom," and "Amour," Tarantino's spin on the spaghetti Western seemed like a long shot, but the filmmaker managed to win his second Oscar in the category (he previously won for "Pulp Fiction," alongside Roger Avary, in 1994).

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In his acceptance speech, Tarantino announced that 2013 is "the writers' year," a declaration that's hard to deny given the depth of talent nominated at this year's ceremony.

Tarantino has been nominated for three other Oscars, and though he was not nominated for Best Director this year, he could still take the stage again if "Django" should win Best Picture.

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Feb 25, 2013 5:14PM
Bad **** movie...... thanks Quentin for pushing to the edge!
Feb 25, 2013 11:50PM
I loved this movie, so happy for him and especially CHRISTOPH WALTZ for winning Best Supporting Actor!!!!! He deserved it:)
Feb 25, 2013 10:20PM
What should overshadow Tarentino's use of racial slurs is the probability that  Tarentino's doing an alt-history trilogy. The main theme of it being that with the blood and gore in the right place, an otherwise noble agenda would have been carried through faster. Between "Inglorious Basterds" and this one, that's what it looks like. Where and when is Tarentino going next?
Feb 27, 2013 3:12PM
I thought that Django Unchained is one of Tarantino's worst films.  Horrible plot and a terrible cast of actors (save for Christoph Waltz).  Inglourious Basterds was a FAR greater film in every respect.
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