Best Picture nominee: 'Django Unchained'

Quentin Tarantino remains a powerful filmmaker, and people who love his work <i>really</i> love his work. But his movies are too in-your-face for the majority of Academy voters, and the film's high dead-body count -- at a time when debates about gun violence are heating up all over the country -- might prevent even Tarantino partisans from voting for it. "Django" is Tarantino's best film since "Kill Bill," but it won't get much in the way of Oscar love.

( Reuters / November 14, 2012 )

Quentin Tarantino remains a powerful filmmaker, and people who love his work really love his work. But his movies are too in-your-face for the majority of Academy voters, and the film's high dead-body count -- at a time when debates about gun violence are heating up all over the country -- might prevent even Tarantino partisans from voting for it. "Django" is Tarantino's best film since "Kill Bill," but it won't get much in the way of Oscar love.

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