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Plot, Details & Awards

Django Unchained

Rated R for strong graphic violence throughout, a vicious fight, language and some nudity.

R In Theaters 12/25/2012 , 165min.
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Plot & Details

Set in the South two years before the Civil War, Django Unchained stars Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award-winner Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles - dead or alive.Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South's most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago.

Django and Schultz's search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Academy Award-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of "Candyland,," an infamous plantation where slaves are groomed by trainer Ace Woody (Kurt Russell) to battle each other for sport. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Academy Award-nominee Samuel L. Jackson), Candie's trusted house slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organization closes in on them. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival...

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Screenplay Quentin Tarantino Won
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Cinematography Robert Richardson Nominated
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actor Won
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Editing Wylie Stateman Nominated
2012 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Picture Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Editing Fred Raskin Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Mark Ulano Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Director Quentin Tarantino Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Tony Lamberti Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Screenplay Quentin Tarantino Won
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Wylie Stateman Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actor Won
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Michael Minkler Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Drama Nominated
2012 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Screenplay Quentin Tarantino Won
2012 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Director Quentin Tarantino Nominated
2012 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Supporting Actor Won
2012 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Supporting Actor Leonardo DiCaprio Nominated

American Film Institute

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 American Film Institute Top Ten Film of the Year Won

Art Directors Guild

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Art Directors Guild Best Art Direction in a Period Film J. Michael Riva Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Editing Fred Raskin Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Mark Ulano Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Director Quentin Tarantino Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Tony Lamberti Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Original Screenplay Quentin Tarantino Won
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Wylie Stateman Nominated
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actor Won
2012 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Sound Michael Minkler Nominated

Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor (Runner-up) Won

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 National Board of Review Best Supporting Actor Leonardo DiCaprio Won

New York Film Critics Online

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 New York Film Critics Online Best Picture Nominated
2012 New York Film Critics Online Best Film Music Won
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