Updated: Fri, 22 Feb 2013 08:15:00 GMT | By Neil Smith, contributor, MSN Movies
Oscar nominations 2013: Your guide to the Academy Awards favourites

Django Unchained



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What'€™s it about?

An angry slave who, having been released from his bonds by a chatty bounty hunter, goes into the business himself in the hope of reuniting with his pretty slave bride.

Why'€™s it nominated?

Because Quentin Tarantino's films usually are, even when they'™re not that good or€“ as in this case punishingly overlong. Between Lincoln and this flamboyant western, recipient of five nominations, slavery seems weirdly in vogue.

What are its chances?

Tarantino'€™s endlessly quotable dialogue and larger than life characters mean Django has a good chance of winning the original screenplay gong. Christoph Waltz pipped his co-star Leonardo DiCaprio to a supporting actor nomination; having won that award for his work on Inglourious Basterds, though, it'™s unlikely he'€™ll get another one for portraying another Quentin creation.

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